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Salaries and bonuses paid: 16 top players refused to Tomek Valtonen national team invitation
In poland, players can earn in a month 6000-7000 euros.

the beginning of the season of the Polish ice hockey national team head coach Tomek Valtonen it was a difficult situation, when Valtonen creatures faced at the beginning of November in Denmark, Norway and Austria.

– 16 top players refused national team call, when the federation had not paid for last season's salaries and bonuses. We used to play then b–c-team. Denmark we lead 1-0 when the match was suspended, Norway and Austria, but we lost two goals, Valtonen says.

Poland play in the world cup I-division B-block and reaches in April in Tallinn, rise to the A-block.

Too foreigners

Valtonen piloted the national team along with MMKS Podhale Nowy Targia, which is a 12-team league's top teams.

the Series has 6-7 good teams and good individuals. Poland is, however, too much foreign players, which clubs pay a heavy salary. Some earn 6 000-7 000 euros per month clean hand free housing and car allowance in addition to.

Valtonen MMKS:no ranks play five finns, inter alia, Eli Tolvanen big brother Jonah .

in Poland, workers ' average salary is less than eur 1 000, but the purchasing power is better than in Finland, low-tax earnings. Food costs a quarter of what Finland.

– Because the tickets are almost free, teams revolve around the city, i.e. the taxpayers and the sponsors money. I, too, took a while to understand this daily life and wholeness, Valtonen said.

Also, players have been getting used Valtonen methods.

I gave the players a summer of self-training instructions and four weeks of vacation in the past two weeks instead. The players didn't believe me and said that they may be around long after the holiday fitness series beginning in, Valtonen chuckling.

Tomek Valtonen got into the first team in the tournament, I fielded a b-a c-level teams, Jaakko Stenroos, Jaakko Stenroos / AOP
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