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View From The Dolan

Ben's alternative take on matchday experiences at the Madejski Stadium.

View From The Dolan: Angry, Embarrassed And Upset, But Not Surprised

Ben’s take on a second humbling horror show for Reading in a matter of days.

View From The Dolan: Unhappy New Year

Ben’s take as Reading kick off 2022 with a performance and result reminiscent of what we saw in 2021.

View From The Dolan: A Lack Of Intensity

Ben took in a frustrating home draw for Reading from the comforts of hospitality for a change.

View From The Dolan: All Things In Perspective

Ben recaps the defeat to Sheffield United, a game overshadowed by a serious medical incident for John Fleck.

View From The Dolan: Biscuits, Fluorescent Shirts, Andy Carroll

Ben’s view as Reading wrapped up a busy week with a 1-1 draw at home to Forest.

View From The Dolan: Defeat At The Den

Ben took in a fourth straight defeat for Reading over the Sky red button.

View From The Dolan: Getting Colder, Getting Darker

Ben’s take from a chilly evening at the SCL as the Royals slip to a third successive defeat.

View From The Dolan: Behind The Scenes For Barnsley

‘View From The Dolan’ becomes ‘View From The Control Room’ for Reading’s 1-0 win over Barnsley.

View From The Dolan: A Game We Could Have Done Without

Ben’s take on Reading’s 1-0 loss at Derby, which ended a four-match unbeaten run.

View From The Dolan: The Perfect End To A Tough Week

Worries of a points deduction were decisively put to one side with a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at the SCL.

View From The Putney End: A First-Class Reading Away Day

View From The Dolan goes on the road, and takes in a terrific afternoon in West London.

View From The Dolan: Job Done

Ben passed a late fitness test to be in attendance for a crucial Reading win over Posh at the SCL.

View From The Dolan: The Beamback Derby

Ben talks us through the matchday experience from another disappointing afternoon.

View From The Dolan: The ‘Magic’ Of Midweek

Ben talks us through the matchday experience as Bristol City run out 3-2 winners.

View From The Dolan: Three Pints, Three Points

Ben’s experience of a winning return to watching the Royals in Championship action from the Dolan.

View From The Actual Dolan: Great To Be Home

Ben relives the pre-season matchday experience as the Royals are beaten 3-0 at home to West Ham.

View From The Dolan: End Of The Road

Ben’s take on final-day disappointment as Reading blow a 2-1 lead at home to Huddersfield.

View From The Dolan: Devoured By The Canaries

Ben recaps the action at Carrow Road, which he viewed from Beale Wildlife Park.

View From The Dolan: End Of The Road

Ben’s take as Reading’s 2-2 draw isn’t enough to keep the top-six hopes alive this season.

View From The Dolan: No Conviction

Cat surgery and 90s trance music feature in Ben’s wrap-up of a poor evening for Reading at Kenilworth Road.

View From The Dolan: Dog Days

Ben’s take after Reading’s lacklustre 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff City.

View From The Dolan: A Tough One To Take

Ben’s take on a disappointing defeat to second-placed Watford, which sets up a tough finish to the season.

View From The Dolan: Easter Delight

What better way to round off the Easter weekend than with a 3-1 home win?

View From The Dolan: Unpopular Opinions

Milky Bar buttons, purple socks and Game of Thrones metal feature in Ben’s wrap-up of Reading’s Good Friday draw in Yorkshire.

View From The Dolan: Not Really A Derby

Ben wraps up a frustrating 1-1 draw at the Mad Stad with QPR.

View From The Dolan: No Fire In The Belly, No Soup In The Bowl

Wednesday night was thoroughly miserable for all of us, so here’s Ben to cheer you up with his take on the game.

View From The Dolan: Ruing Missed Chances

Ben’s take as Reading drop two points at the City Ground.

View From The Dolan: You Can Only Beat What’s In Front Of You

A badly out-of-form Sheffield Wednesday side weren’t the toughest opposition, but Reading sealed the points with an enjoyable performance at the Mad Stad.

View From The Dolan: Normal Service Resumed

Reading saw out another important win, although the second half was a less stressful watch for Ben than it was for most of us...

View From The Dolan: Only In Rotherham

"Not a vintage win by any stretch of the mind, but sometimes you’ve got to ride the camel through the desert to get to water."

View From The Dolan: Second Best In The Berks/Bucks Derby

"We’ve had worse blips than this current one already this season: we got out of that one and we can do it again, it’s just going to take a bit more thought and precision this time around."

View From The Dolan: Reading Get Warnocked By Boro

Ben recaps a frustrating afternoon at the Mad Stad against Middlesbrough

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