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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #165 on: January 19, 2020, 12:29:04 PM »
We've seen these dogs at a few games recently - Boro & Leeds spring to mind and possibly Millwall. I might be in a minority but I don't get it.

In fact, at Boro, we stopped off at a sevice station just outside where all coaches were told to meet at a pre-arranged time to be escorted in together. A police woman boarded and explained what was going on. She also stated that there were sniffer dogs at the turnstiles so if anybody "finds" any illegal substances on the floor now, they can hand them over and no action will be taken. However she went on to state that if anyone was caught at the turnstiles with drugs, they would be arrested. I thought that was fair enough.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #166 on: January 19, 2020, 12:33:44 PM »

 and what's the point of a pack of pyro dogs that cannot sniff out pyro?


They were sniffing for drugs I was told - shortly after one of them started jumping up and sniffing me and I was taken aside to a special area for a thorough searching by 2 security blokes. Nothing found, of course, but not the sort of thing you expect to happen to you in front of your 13 year old son. They weren't coppers, I asked if they were authorised to be so thorough ( they were leafing through my wallet, opening up receipts etc) but the angrier I got, the more they seemed to enjoy doing it.

Anyway, I said before the game that I'd take a point

They pulled over a couple of blokes for this.

I assumed the dogs were for pyro as I commented to the steward that the level of security was overboard, butbthat was apparently because we had a load of pyro on the past two occasions. They had a better memory than me.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #167 on: January 19, 2020, 01:01:48 PM »
An absolute must not lose on Tuesday, and considering we've played a disproportionate amount of games against the teams we generally pick up points from, it's a must win. I thought 7 was needed from these 3. I fear this is going to be the most difficult of the three though.

Probably for another thread but I agree with this, I think Watford will be the most difficult of the three, despite being at home. We owe them one though after Xmas and also, despite only being in November, I remember Deeney scoring at the holte in 2015 to put them 3-1 up, that was the moment I thought we were down that season.

Tough game given their current form, a win would be huge but every single has to be up for the scrap as they will be.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #168 on: January 19, 2020, 01:06:12 PM »
Iíd say a point isnít a bad result.
They are currently one of the form sides although Iím not sure that it will last.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #169 on: January 19, 2020, 01:09:11 PM »
Iíd say a point isnít a bad result.
They are currently one of the form sides although Iím not sure that it will last.

I assume you're referring to Watford here and not Brighton?

A point won't be the end of the world but we have to start digging wins out from somewhere.  Games at Villa Park are the obvious ones and we only have 7 or 8 left.   For me, Watford at home is a game we should target all 3 points.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #170 on: January 19, 2020, 01:38:10 PM »
I was always under the impression that drug dogs were trained to sit down if drugs are detected. Not jump at the person.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #171 on: January 19, 2020, 01:45:53 PM »
Watching our goal back again, special mention to the run that Vassilev makes. Brighton's central defender takes a couple of strides towards him, and that opens up just enough room for Luiz's pass to reach Grealish.
That's the difference having a striker on the pitch makes.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #172 on: January 19, 2020, 01:47:02 PM »
I've seen on social media that there were some Bruges fans in the home end and some Villa fans were giving them stick and then realised they were there supporting us as they were singing about Wes, anyone there see this?

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #173 on: January 19, 2020, 04:33:20 PM »
I was always under the impression that drug dogs were trained to sit down if drugs are detected. Not jump at the person.

Correct. I got done at a festival in c.2004 and the dog sat down by me and wagged his tail! I saw the same thing happen at VP about 2 or 3 games ago. The dog was on Witton Lane by the away turnstiles but stopped and sat down next to 2 Villa fans who were just strolling past and hadnít noticed the dog until then.

The number of dogs yesterday seemed a bit OTT though.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #174 on: January 19, 2020, 05:52:31 PM »
I think it just depends on the dog and handler, they can indicate a "find" in whatever way they are trained too. These are called passive search dogs, trained to work as the "target" walks past. There are also active search dogs, that would be sent into a cell, say, to actively search the cell. They can be trained for all sorts of things drugs, explosives, fire starting chemicals (to detect arson), in the prisons they are trained on mobile phones, SIM cards etc. They are clever as hell.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #175 on: January 19, 2020, 06:01:24 PM »
Tell that to Gerry McCann.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #176 on: January 19, 2020, 06:22:13 PM »

 and what's the point of a pack of pyro dogs that cannot sniff out pyro?


They were sniffing for drugs I was told - shortly after one of them started jumping up and sniffing me and I was taken aside to a special area for a thorough searching by 2 security blokes. Nothing found, of course, but not the sort of thing you expect to happen to you in front of your 13 year old son. They weren't coppers, I asked if they were authorised to be so thorough ( they were leafing through my wallet, opening up receipts etc) but the angrier I got, the more they seemed to enjoy doing it.

Anyway, I said before the game that I'd take a point

Good job they never searched your lad.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #177 on: January 19, 2020, 09:41:35 PM »
I've seen on social media that there were some Bruges fans in the home end and some Villa fans were giving them stick and then realised they were there supporting us as they were singing about Wes, anyone there see this?

After the game I noticed some comments directed at the seats to the front of the stand on the right of the away end. Their flag was upside down and I couldnít read it but apparently they were Bruges fans. There seemed to be 6-10 of them. I thought they were taunting us but didnít really pay much attention and then somebody mentioned Wesley.

Until your post I had completely forgotten it.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #178 on: January 19, 2020, 10:21:45 PM »
Nakamba and Engels are both ex Bruges players too.

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Re: Brighton - Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #179 on: January 20, 2020, 02:13:18 AM »
Given how much stick our ex-Bruges players have had on here, they probably were taunting!