Fans at the game between Reading and Leeds United will show their support for academy manager Eamonn Dolan in the 21st minute of the match on Sunday.Dolan is currently undergoing a course of chemotherapy, after he had a tumour in his bladder removed.
After hearing the news of his current battle with cancer, a host of current and ex-Royals players took to Twitter to show their support for Dolan, and recognise the impact he had on their careers.
#21fordolan a speedy recovery Eamonn 🙏🏻 huge impact in producing top players, and gentleman, through the years at @ReadingFC get well soon x— Steve Sidwell (@sjsidwell) August 13, 2015
Sad news about Eamon Dolan! Such a great man and has done excellent for me and the club!! #21fordolan— Jordan Obita (@JordanObita) August 13, 2015
The news about Eamon Dolan is saddening. Eamon is a man who had a big impact on my early days at #readingfc. All round top man #21fordolan— Simon Cox (@SCoxy31Real) August 13, 2015
The amount of passion,effort & enthusiasm this man has shown me, and giving me over the last 8 years of my career is priceless! #21fordolan— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) August 13, 2015
#21fordolan a massive part in my career taught me a lot on and off the field and is such a great man. Wish him a speedy recovery.#fighter— simon church (@churchy18) August 13, 2015
Just heard the news about my old academy coach Eamonn Dolan a massive part of my career hoping you get well soon!! #21fordolan@ReadingFC— lawson d'ath (@lawsondath92) August 13, 2015
Supporters have chosen the 21st minute to show their support for Dolan after fan site The Tilehurst End ran a campaign to recognise his long-term work with the club’s under-21 side.
#21fordolan .. great support for someone who has been one of the biggest influences in my career. Get well soon Eamo!!! ❤️— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan6) August 13, 2015
Dolan has been with Reading since 2004, acting as caretaker manager of the first-team for one match in 2013.