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View From The Dolan

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

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

View From The Dolan: Back To Winning Ways

Reading got the job done at Ashton Gate on Tuesday night in comfortable style; Ben recaps the evening.

View From The Dolan: Three Points Blown

Featuring Ginsters, Ben’s review of Millwall’s away kit, and a curry analogy for the Holmes/Yiadom substitution.

View From The Dolan: Late Heartbreak

Ben’s take as Reading don’t quite have enough to see off Brentford at the Mad Stad.

View From The Dolan: Bore Draw At Stoke

Ben’s take on a particularly dull afternoon in Staffordshire.

View From The Dolan: The Cherry On Top

A truly Royal display as goals from McIntyre, Laurent and Joao hand Reading an emphatic win over promotion rivals Bournemouth at the Mad Stad.

View From The Dolan: Goalless At Deepdale

An odd afternoon with an early Sunday kick-off, but one that ended in frustration for Reading.

View From The Dolan: Winning With Aplomb

Reading’s return to league action (finally!) was worth the extended wait as the Royals saw off Coventry with ease at the Mad Stad.

View From The Dolan: The Magic Of The Cup

Ben’s take on Reading’s 1-0 defeat at Luton Town, as a young side is knocked out of the FA Cup.

View From The Dolan: Goalless On The Costa Del Swan

A well-organised rearguard action at Swansea earned Reading a 0-0 draw; here’s how Ben saw the game.

View From The Dolan: Boxing Day Delight

Ben’s take as Reading’s fringe players step up in the absence of their injured teammates to see off Luton.


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