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    Sweden

    Marcus Berg = Marcus Mountain
    Albin Ekdal = Albin Oakvalley
    Emil Forsberg = Emil Rapidmountain
    Andreas Granqvist*= Andreas Sprucebranch
    Emil Krafth = Emil Force
    Victor Lindelöf = Victor Small-leaved limeleaf
    Mikael Lustig = Mikael Amusing
    Kristoffer Nordfeldt = Kristoffer Northfield
    Ola Toivonen = Mukkalainen will have to help me out but toivo means hope

    #2
    I don't think -nen carries any meaning, except that it converts a word into a surname. So Toivonen just means "hope".

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      #3
      Cheers

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        #4
        Raheem Sterling = silver
        Kieran Trippier = even more trippy
        Danny Rose = flower/water attachment

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          #5
          Danny Wellbeck - Danny Healthystream
          Kyle Walker - Kyle Notrunning
          Nick Pope - Nick Headofthecatholicchurch
          Phil Jones - Phil Agriculturallabourer

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            #6
            Polska
            Lukas Piszczek - Lucas Squeaky Toy.

            Honestly. Do an image search for piszczek toy.

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              #7
              Harry Kane transliterates as ハリ・ケーン and therefore, at a stretch, 台風
              Last edited by Haddock; 03-07-2018, 07:40.

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                #8
                Spain

                David from Gea
                Sergio Bouquets (and it's not the one you think it is)
                Jordi Dawn
                Diego Coast
                David Literary Collection
                Iago Blades

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ChrisJ View Post
                  Danny Wellbeck - Danny Healthystream
                  Kyle Walker - Kyle Notrunning
                  Nick Pope - Nick Headofthecatholicchurch
                  Phil Jones - Phil Agriculturallabourer
                  Funny

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jwdd27 View Post
                    Polska
                    Lukas Piszczek - Lucas Squeaky Toy.

                    Honestly. Do an image search for piszczek toy.
                    So there's a string you pull and it squeaks?

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                      #11
                      Jordan Pickford - Jordan Choose a River Crossing
                      Marcus Rashford - Marcus Reckless River Crossing
                      Dele Alli - Narrow Street full of shops selling exotic meats and cheeses
                      Jamie Vardy - Jamie like a Video Assistant Referee

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by wittoner View Post
                        Jordan Choose a River Crossing
                        Hallelujah

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                          #13
                          Ruben AtticAmerica-Buttock

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jwdd27 View Post
                            Polska
                            Lukas Piszczek - Lucas Squeaky Toy.
                            We did this already. Lukas RandomDrugTest

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                              #15
                              John Stones – Toilet Rocks
                              Jack Butland – Raise Bottomdwellingplace
                              Nick Pope – Steal Pontiff
                              Harry Kane – Extremely strong winds, the air is filled with foam and spray; sea is completely white with driving spray; visibility very seriously affected; on land there is devastation. At least, that's his Beaufort Scale reading.

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                                #16
                                Eden Hazard - A serpent.

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                                  #17
                                  Someone I know asked the other week if the literal translation of Diego Costa's name was Derek Seaside and I've not been able to think of him as anything else since.

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                                    #18
                                    Is 'Diego' not 'Jacob'?

                                    Originally posted by wittoner View Post
                                    Eden Hazard - A serpent.
                                    Yes, but what does his name mean? (Etc.)

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                                      #19
                                      Yes, I think Diego is Jacob/James

                                      Jimmy Seaside would be a better translation

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                                        #20
                                        Clearly a low-rent comic who should be doing the warm-up for Bernie Clifton.

                                        (I rest my case, etc.)

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Pietro Paolo Virdis View Post
                                          Ola Toivonen = Mukkalainen will have to help me out but toivo means hope
                                          Hopeful Finnish

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                                            #22
                                            Harry Maguire = son of the brown-haired one

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                                              #23
                                              Toby Alderweireld = God is good, worldwide (I think?)

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                                                #24
                                                Thibaut Courtois - courteous
                                                Thomas Meunier - miller
                                                Thorgan Hazard - it is a risk (according to a geordie) for Thor to travel**
                                                Romelu Lukaku - a Scotsman is pointing out a bovine presence

                                                **(if I remembered much beyond the thumping noises from last night's trip to the cinema I could name one of the planets he went to...)

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                                                  #25
                                                  That Lukaku one is inspired. I will never be able to pronounce his name as i did before again.

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