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View From The Dolan

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

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.

View From The Dolan: Christmas Tree Points

Ben’s thoughts on a gritty and narrow festive home win over the Swans.

View From The Dolan: That’ll ‘Dou

Ben’s thoughts from a chilly but fruitful afternoon at the SCL on Saturday.

View From The Dolan: Junior Hoilett World Cup Special (Morocco)

Qualification for the next round was already gone for Canada, but Junior Hoilett got 76 minutes of game time in a 2-1 defeat to Morocco.

View From The Dolan: Junior Hoilett World Cup Special (Croatia)

More game time for Hoilett at the World Cup, this time off the bench.

View From The Dolan: Junior Hoilett World Cup Special (Belgium)

Reading wingback Hoilett got his first taste of World Cup action in Canada's narrow loss to Belgium.

View From The Dolan: Worry Creeping In

Ben reacts to a home defeat to Preston North End that’s continued the poor run of form and ramped up our anxiety.

View From The Dolan: Hat’s All, Folks

Ben’s view of Reading’s 0-0 at Luton Town on Tuesday night.

View From The Dolan: Onwards And Upwards

Hash brown baps, a near miss with a Bristol City player in the car park and plenty more...

View From The Dolan: A Flat Afternoon

A flat performance on the pitch at home to West Brom and, as Ben writes, a flat atmosphere off it too.

View From The Dolan: Denied At The Death

For Ben, despite the result, there were still signs of progress in Friday’s defeat to QPR.

View From The Dolan: Lyric And Rhythm

Ben talks us through a thoroughly impressive Tuesday night at the SCL.

View From The Dolan: Packed To The Rafters

Ben’s take as a bumper home crowd witnesses a fifth home win of the season.

View From The Dolan: Consistently Inconsistent

A weird atmosphere all round, and a dire 90 minutes on the pitch as Reading deserved (and got) nothing at all on Wednesday night.

View From The Dolan: A Sobering Night

Ben’s take on a 4-0 battering at Bramall Lane.

View From The Dolan: Another Impressive Win

Reading followed up three points against Blackburn with three at home to Middlesbrough; here’s what Ben made of it all.

View From The Dolan: One Hell Of A Reaction

Ben’s take on a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the SCL as Reading bounce back from the Rotherham thrashing to deliver one of their own against Blackburn.