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Gareth Bale
YDDUB (Manchester United) 5 years ago
What is that black tape-looking stuff on his thighs? & what is its purpose?

I'm sure other's do it he just stands out in my mind currently
Jimmybreeze (Manchester United) 5 years ago
Wings. Because he's an angel. Or maybe it's his engine?
ManUK (Manchester United) 5 years ago
What's the point of this
YDDUB (Manchester United) 5 years ago
Because I'm curious?
ManUK (Manchester United) 5 years ago
Just not much to talk about with it
5 years ago
Its support tape for muscles, to help prevent strains.    Thank god this wasnt just another thread talking about how amazing he's been.
Jeroen (Barcelona) 5 years ago
He's been just amazing. Best player in the world. Bla bla bla
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 5 years ago
He had some troubles with his thighs 2-3 yrs ago, so probably is to prevent strains.

Damn, he is fast and strong and gorgeous when he runs past the best defenders in the world - which obviously must mean he is the very best! That's how it goes when a Welsh boy is good and eats his leek & potatoes when told by his mum!
Jeroen (Barcelona) 5 years ago
You really think based he's already better than, say, Ashley Cole? He's not there yet IMHO
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 5 years ago
More accurately it's known as Kinesio tape. Read more about it here:


Juveseria (Juventus) 5 years ago
They use the tape all over the world now. It's applied by physiotherapists and connects two muscles to each other reducing strain between them. Obviously the muslces are targeted before hand, perhaps he has been carrying some strain in there with the busy schedule Tottenham have had recently. I've actually used the tape before, I do not know how players can cope with it, the tape seems very intrusive and did ruin my running stride for the period I had it on. I looked like a headless chicked
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 5 years ago
You got to have a look at the lad while he was still just a little boy (still at primary school):

Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 5 years ago
Man, that boy is going places!
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 5 years ago
Sorry, I'll re-phrase that:  He ain't going anywhere!
Sergio (Footytube Moderator) 5 years ago
ManUK (Manchester United) 5 years ago
Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 5 years ago
I wonder how do people choose the music background when they make a clip. I mean not how they do it technically, but they decide which music goes with the clip
Marcinny (New York Red Bulls) 5 years ago
Northstream, great funny comeback
Hill (Arsenal) 5 years ago
That save at about 238 of the video is amazing
ManUK (Manchester United) 5 years ago
Was that Gareth bale saving? Lol
Achiox (Manchester United) 5 years ago
Never realized that Gareth Bale had this type of footwork! Brilliant highlights!
Northstream (Tottenham Hotspur) 4 years ago

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