With yesterday’s news about the sacking of vice chairman Les Reed at Southampton, it certainly caused a stir amongst fans on social media.
#SaintsFC has today agreed to part company with Vice Chairman (Football) Les Reed.
Read the full statement here: https://t.co/QW4ijqpwau
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) November 8, 2018
Chairman Ralph Krueger said in his statement announcing the news that Reed would be remembered fondly for the part he played in helping us to rise through the league pyramid once more, and firmly establish ourselves as a Premier League club – and if you’re being generous he more than played a role in that, as well as our short-term European hopes before the wheels fell off and the Southampton Way turned into a cul-de-sac of relegation battles that we can’t seem to escape.
The latter comment is how most fans will remember him, whether that’s fair or not.
That point was admirably proven by how fans reacted to the news of the 65-year-old’s departure from the club on social media. Although it was heartening to see some separate the early years out.
— Kieran Smith (@kierannkater98) November 8, 2018
— Will Mitchell (@WillsfcMitchell) November 8, 2018
— Nick Whitcher (@gangleman) November 8, 2018
It’s about time!! ????????????????
— Carol McCartney (@mrsmuvvatrucker) November 8, 2018
— Ross (@Ross_Hodgson98) November 8, 2018
This has made my day. Just Kruger and Hughes to go now as well.
— Jonathan Barrett (@jonnyasbo) November 8, 2018
Be an even better day of Ralph left to
— Halftint (@SfcGdog) November 8, 2018
Excellent tweet Shaun
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) November 8, 2018
Thanks for getting us back to the prem Les but time is right to move on
— John (@thebestyboy97) November 8, 2018
Agreed. And it's also time for Krueger to go, to be replaced by a new Chairman who does not believe that we are a "small" Club.
— Peter Horne (@sotonsaint) November 8, 2018
As I said previously, Reed probably needed to go so we could have a proper fresh broom through the levels at the club, but he’s far from alone in needing to be refreshed.