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Edgar David's Goggles

Discussion in 'Football' started by Sulph, 3 August 2005.

  1. Sulph

    Sulph Goodbye...

    28 September 2003
    Why does he wear those goggles?
    Ive always been curious..
     
    Last edited: 3 August 2005
  2. Joystick

    Joystick Deep like Titanic

    10 August 2004
    London
    The Arse
    He was diagnosed with glaucoma, which can be quite a painful eye disease. It's completely treatable but in sport they are really fussy about possible infections etc, hence why players have to leave the field when they draw blood etc.
     
    Last edited: 3 August 2005
  3. Parkin09

    Parkin09 No...I AM SPARTACUS

    7 March 2004
    Swindon
    the glasses are used because the lights in the stadium and daylight harms his eyes however i read (not a rumour) that his glaucoma is almost completely gone and he wears the glasses because it's almost his trademark now
     
  4. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    ....shortly to be on sale in the Spurs shop?
     
  5. ghazi

    ghazi Guest


    Yes, near the Postiga jerseys on clearance.
     
  6. IceMan_Bergkamp

    IceMan_Bergkamp Total Football

    9 December 2002
    London, Toronto
    Arsenal
    Basically what Joystick said. Davids suffers from acute closed-angle glaucoma resulting in sudden, complete blocking of fluid flowing out of the eye. Symptoms may include severe pain, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision. He can take medication to keep his eye's from losing water, but the medication contains certain items that are considered to be sports enhancers - therefore he wears the googles that keep his eyes from losing so much water.
     
  7. Sulph

    Sulph Goodbye...

    28 September 2003
    Oh right, thanks guys.
     
  8. ghazi

    ghazi Guest

    I love Iceman's posts no matter what he says, cuz that avatar is priceless.
     
  9. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    :lol:
    And there will probably be a little Spurs emblem on the inside.
     
  10. pk9

    pk9 Did you Say BOOTS - Pk

    9 January 2004
    in the boots thread
    Lille, de oranje!
    lol man i swear i wish i cud get some( not being disrespectful or ignorant to the severity of such a disease)

    man i have seen him

    in black --- orange lens
    white ----- orange lens
    navy blue --- white lens

    i wish him well good luck eager edgar!!!!!!!!
     
  11. SPiTFiRE

    SPiTFiRE Eus├ębio forever

    6 April 2004
    SL Benfica
    Unlucky guy... :s
     
  12. nike121

    nike121 Guest

    lol id love to pick up his jersey with the goggles and walk into a public pitch looking just like him lmao
     
  13. synergy

    synergy Guest

    I reckon those rumours are bollocks because under FIFA laws he has to have a vaild reson for wearing them.
     
  14. nike121

    nike121 Guest

    i tot he was colour blind ?!? weird....

    but yea he does get paid for wearing em
     
  15. synergy

    synergy Guest

    Where did you hear that he gets paid? Th Rumour Mill perhaps???
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 4 August 2005
  16. pk9

    pk9 Did you Say BOOTS - Pk

    9 January 2004
    in the boots thread
    Lille, de oranje!
    nah rumours nah he wear them for the r3eason stated by iceman, dude trust me
     
  17. synergy

    synergy Guest

    I know that pk9 my post was a question directly aimed at nike121's he get's paid for wearing them rumour...
     
  18. nike121

    nike121 Guest

    yea i apologize as this may be a rumour but this is what i heard...

    Davids no longer needed the goggles and was to stop wearing them, but the company that sponsors the goggles to him asked him to continue wearing them and as you know footballers get paid to wear sponsored stuff so like that davids get paid to wear the goggles.

    i think beckham gets paid to wear the boots he does as well, pretty much alike the goggles thing. so it sounds right...

    wat ya lot think
     
  19. pk9

    pk9 Did you Say BOOTS - Pk

    9 January 2004
    in the boots thread
    Lille, de oranje!
    oops sorry
     
  20. Sulph

    Sulph Goodbye...

    28 September 2003
    They are pretty trendy :p..
     
  21. synergy

    synergy Guest

    Eyewear is not permitted under FIFA rules unless you have a good valid reason. That's a fact! You can not compare football boots that are a necessity to the sport to eyewear which are not! Unless you're Edgar Davids of course.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 5 August 2005
  22. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    For how long he has been using them? Since he started professional footie?
     
  23. Sulph

    Sulph Goodbye...

    28 September 2003
    Was he born with this disease?
     
  24. Arsenalian

    Arsenalian Arsenal is coming . . .

    8 August 2005
    North London
    Edgar David's wonderful player
     
  25. crayon

    crayon Yamato Gaijin

    23 October 2004
    Hokkaido Japan
    Liverpool FC
    ......at risk of a public beating, I presume? :mrgreen: :lol:
     
  26. nike121

    nike121 Guest

    haha but it'd be fun to play against sum1 wearing goggles and hair like that lol look unique down here in hk
     

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