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View From The Dolan

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

View From The Dolan: Second Time Lucky

Ben’s thoughts on a big win in Tuesday’s rearranged match against Port Vale.

View From The Dolan: Pompey Coast To Victory

An away-day Dolan column from an afternoon that went poorly for Reading.

View From The Dolan: A Quite Remarkable Turnaround

Ben’s take on an entirely different matchday experience and vibe to the reverse fixture, as Reading saw off Charlton Athletic 2-0 at home.

View From The Dolan: Trip To The Kassam

Ben recaps the matchday experience of a trip to Oxford United.

View From The Dolan: Huff And Puff

Ben’s reflections on a bright first half, but a ‘huff and puff’ second half as Reading have to settle for a point at home to Leyton Orient.

View From The Dolan: Open Warfare

Thoughts from Ben on an open, attacking game on Tuesday night that Reading edged.

View From The Dolan: Just The Start

Ben’s thoughts on a big day at the SCL, and hopefully a decisive one in the quest to remove Dai Yongge as owner.

View From The Dolan: 2023’s Final Act

Ben’s take on a 2-2 take at Cheltenham Town which brought Reading’s 2023 league action to a close.

View From The Dolan: An Early Christmas Present For Reading

Three points and a clean sheet heading into Christmas? That’ll do nicely.

View From The Dolan: Two On The Bounce For Reading

The weather’s getting colder, but Reading fans were warmed up by an enjoyable 5-1 win over Carlisle United on Tuesday night.

View From The Dolan: 378 Days

A bumper away end - including Ben - was in attendance for a fantastic win at Wycombe.

View From The Dolan: What’s In A Cup Game?

Ben has mixed emotions from Tuesday’s cup win.

View From The Dolan: Nothing Left To Lose

Ben’s thoughts as defeat to Portsmouth pushes the Royals to the bottom of the table.

View From The Dolan: Not Rock Bottom For Reading, Not Yet

Ben’s take on a horrid evening as Reading sink to a particularly depressing midweek loss to Fleetwood.

View From The Dolan: Reading’s Away Misery Continues

VFTD became View From The Jimmy Seed Stand as Ben made a rare away trip, which played out similarly to so many others Reading have had this season.

View From The Dolan: Ugly Casserole

Ben’s take on a stressful mess of a week at Reading that ended in a drab 0-0 at home to Burton Albion.

View From The Dolan: A Ballsy Afternoon

Ben’s view of an afternoon defined by the tennis-ball protest and a vital late comeback.

View From The Dolan: Defeat At The Abbey

Ben’s thoughts on a 1-0 defeat away to Cambridge United.

View From The Dolan: Reading’s Six-Month Wait

For the first time since late February, Reading have an actual league win to celebrate!

View From The Dolan: Back With A Defeat

Ben’s thoughts on a first home match of the season, pitch fungus, The Gateway pub, Posh fans thinking it was the Milan derby, and more...

View From The Dolan: Reading’s Summer Renewal

With the Royals’ season over, Ben gives his take on where the club now stands ahead of a busy summer overhaul.

View From The Dolan: On The Brink

Ben’s take on a game that left Reading hovering perilously close to relegation being confirmed.

View From The Dolan: A Late Gut-Punch

Ben’s take on Wednesday’s draw with the Hatters, who snatched a point late on to deny Reading what would have been a big win.

View From The Dolan: A Draw That Feels Like A Win

Ben’s take on a surprise draw against the league leaders.

View From The Dolan: Fluffed Lines

Ben’s take on a match against Birmingham City that didn’t at all go to plan for Reading.

View From The Dolan: The State Of Play At Reading

In a VFTD special, Ben assesses where Reading are at - on and off the pitch - going into the international break.

View From The Dolan: Dull Against The Blades

Ben’s take on how Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat played out off and on the pitch.

View From The Dolan: Bumper Home Win

An encouraging matchday on and off the pitch as a bumper home crowd witnesses a comfortable win over strugglers Blackpool.

View From The Dolan: Turgid, Disjointed, Uninspiring

Ben talks us through another miserable match for Reading - this time a late Friday night loss at Cardiff.

View From The Dolan: By Hook Or By Crook

Reading got the job done against Rotherham, but it didn’t leave Ben feeling all that satisfied.

View From The Dolan: Outclassed At Old Trafford

View From The Dolan heads north to Old Trafford as Ben took in a cup defeat to Manchester United.

View From The Dolan: The Cliched Game Of Two Halves

The first 45 against QPR went to plan, but the second 45? Not so much.