Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

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Post by thedevilingreen » February 11, 2019, 4:50 pm

greeneyed wrote:If it is anyone other than Matthew Johns... I'm not going to be too impressed. If it is Matthew Johns... terrific!
Walters would be fine. If he can make nikorima look half competent as a half he can do things with Sezer and wighton

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Post by greeneyed » February 11, 2019, 4:54 pm

thedevilingreen wrote:
February 11, 2019, 4:50 pm
greeneyed wrote:If it is anyone other than Matthew Johns... I'm not going to be too impressed. If it is Matthew Johns... terrific!
Walters would be fine. If he can make nikorima look half competent as a half he can do things with Sezer and wighton

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I somehow seriously doubt that. The Broncos moved him on from any assistant coaching role, and they've looked elsewhere twice when considering a head coach. He does OK as a rep coach... but there you have probably have Cameron Smith captain-coaching the Maroons.
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Post by FROG » February 11, 2019, 5:59 pm

Agree GE. Don't rate Walters. Highly rate M Johns. the bloke has a long history of getting the best out of halves. I wonder if it's someone like blocker to help with the young forwards..

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Post by edwahu » February 11, 2019, 6:01 pm

I feel like Walters sounds a lot dumber than he is.

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Post by greeneyed » February 11, 2019, 6:02 pm

I should think Brett White is just is just as capable in helping the young forwards as Steve Roach.
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Post by PigRickman » February 11, 2019, 7:52 pm

I would think neither of them are particularly capable on that front.
If im being honest.
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Post by Sid » February 11, 2019, 8:11 pm

I didn’t even know there was a fox commentator who was born in Queanbeyan
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Sid wrote:
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I didn’t even know there was a fox commentator who was born in Queanbeyan
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Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 12, 2019, 6:46 am

Ennis . Seriously , this is not a drill.

Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

The Raiders have scored a coup by signing former Blues State of Origin hooker and TV commentator Michael Ennis as a specialist consultant coach. Ennis will help in the coaching of all the Raiders forwards but specifically hooker Josh Hodgson. The Englishman is already rated as one of the best hookers in the NRL and the Raiders are quietly confident that under Ennis’ tuition, his game will rise to a whole new level.

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Post by simo » February 12, 2019, 7:04 am

edwahu wrote:
February 10, 2019, 8:36 pm
Ricky has hired Ennis for his expertise in rubbing it in Raiders fans faces.
Correct
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Post by Wiki Special » February 12, 2019, 7:09 am

Great signing. If he were to ever leave the cushy confines of Fox League HQ in search of a Head Coaching gig in the NRL I would be very happy if Ennis were to replace Ricky as Head Coach.

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Post by Rick » February 12, 2019, 7:12 am

I think it’s a great signing. I was not that long ago he was playing against us deep in the finals so he would have a great point of view from an opposition perspective.


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Post by edwahu » February 12, 2019, 7:15 am

Is he a sports psychologist?

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Post by simo » February 12, 2019, 7:27 am

edwahu wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:15 am
Is he a sports psychologist?
He did know how to get into an opponents head
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Post by CJ42 » February 12, 2019, 7:46 am

This is for tough, mongrel, winning attitude and a bloke that’s been a part of the modern game, I actually like it. I’d love a piss take press conference apologising to raiders fans.


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Post by Keghead » February 12, 2019, 7:48 am

Well he is good at the Viking clap we know that.
But can only be a positive has a great understanding of the game .


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Post by FROG » February 12, 2019, 7:51 am

Probably wants to size up the bloke they're calling the grub...

While I can see his appeal, I still haven't forgiven him for the Viking clap. Although, if he helps us get the most out of our squad all will be forgiven.

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Post by Timbo » February 12, 2019, 7:58 am

It says he's been signed specifically to work with Josh Hodgson?

He was obviously a great footballer, but if there's one player we have who is already a genuinely world-class footballer isn't it Hodgo?
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Post by -TW- » February 12, 2019, 8:10 am

He was a winner, we need more winners

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Post by simo » February 12, 2019, 8:14 am

Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:58 am
It says he's been signed specifically to work with Josh Hodgson?

He was obviously a great footballer, but if there's one player we have who is already a genuinely world-class footballer isn't it Hodgo?
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Post by greeneyed » February 12, 2019, 8:18 am

I’d still like to see Matty Johns coaching the halves...
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Post by -PJ- » February 12, 2019, 8:21 am

I'm not sure how he's going to improve the current ENG hookers game.

And to be honest the thought of Michael Ennis in Canberra helping out after the way he mocked our home fans a few years ago leaves me a little shocked....

I hope Mick enjoys his time with our squad and has a positive input..
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Post by hrundi89 » February 12, 2019, 8:29 am

simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:14 am
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:58 am
It says he's been signed specifically to work with Josh Hodgson?

He was obviously a great footballer, but if there's one player we have who is already a genuinely world-class footballer isn't it Hodgo?
Working on your strengths is just as important as working on your weaknesses
It's more important.
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Post by sprintman » February 12, 2019, 8:29 am

A big change in attitude at the Raiders. A pity it’s taken so long

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Post by simo » February 12, 2019, 8:29 am

Are people really still upset about that? He gave it back to us when we’d been giving him it all game and he did it brilliantly. The only thing i didnt like about it was that he later came out and said he wasnt doing it to mock
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Post by simo » February 12, 2019, 8:30 am

hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:29 am
simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:14 am
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:58 am
It says he's been signed specifically to work with Josh Hodgson?

He was obviously a great footballer, but if there's one player we have who is already a genuinely world-class footballer isn't it Hodgo?
Working on your strengths is just as important as working on your weaknesses
It's more important.
Na equally, see: defence
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Post by PigRickman » February 12, 2019, 8:34 am

he's one of the few analyst in the media who actually seems to know what he's talking about, so im fine with the move
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Post by -GD- » February 12, 2019, 8:34 am

Great move! He was a winner.

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Post by hrundi89 » February 12, 2019, 8:39 am

simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:30 am
hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:29 am
simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:14 am
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:58 am
It says he's been signed specifically to work with Josh Hodgson?

He was obviously a great footballer, but if there's one player we have who is already a genuinely world-class footballer isn't it Hodgo?
Working on your strengths is just as important as working on your weaknesses
It's more important.
Na equally, see: defence
As someone familiar with the Gallup Strengths program and with a wife who's a business coach, I'm pretty familiar with the subject.

Roger Federer talks about this a lot.

Re your defence comment, if we truly maximised our abilities with the ball and controlling possession, our defensive liabilities would have less of an impact.

It's not black and white, but a lot of time can be wasted trying to fix something that can't be shifted in certain individuals, rather than maxing out what they're good at.
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Post by simo » February 12, 2019, 8:42 am

hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:39 am
simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:30 am
hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:29 am
simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:14 am
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:58 am
It says he's been signed specifically to work with Josh Hodgson?

He was obviously a great footballer, but if there's one player we have who is already a genuinely world-class footballer isn't it Hodgo?
Working on your strengths is just as important as working on your weaknesses
It's more important.
Na equally, see: defence
As someone familiar with the Gallup Strengths program and with a wife who's a business coach, I'm pretty familiar with the subject.

Roger Federer talks about this a lot.

Re your defence comment, if we truly maximised our abilities with the ball and controlling possession, our defensive liabilities would have less of an impact.

It's not black and white, but a lot of time can be wasted trying to fix something that can't be shifted in certain individuals, rather than maxing out what they're good at.
I absolutely enjoy the theory and reasoning in that.
Dont delete this GE

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Post by Matt » February 12, 2019, 8:48 am

LimeGreenMachine wrote:
February 12, 2019, 6:46 am
Ennis . Seriously , this is not a drill.

Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

The Raiders have scored a coup by signing former Blues State of Origin hooker and TV commentator Michael Ennis as a specialist consultant coach. Ennis will help in the coaching of all the Raiders forwards but specifically hooker Josh Hodgson. The Englishman is already rated as one of the best hookers in the NRL and the Raiders are quietly confident that under Ennis’ tuition, his game will rise to a whole new level.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-news-t ... 79faa780cb
Lets face it, as Co-captain, Josh is much more likely to get away with grubbiness, and who better to teach him than 'Ennis the Menace'?'

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Post by Coastalraider » February 12, 2019, 8:49 am

I never liked Ennis, but I had to respect him.

I think this is a good move for 2 reasons:

-It signifies a change of tact from Head Office. he is not an 'old boy', he was potentially the most hated man in recent years. But he has a quality footy brain and Im happy that the club has started to look past things like history with the club, and focus on effectiveness.

-Like Matty Johns, Ennis was never the most talented, which is why I thin he will make an excellent specialist coach. He had to be smarter than the others to reach the heights he did. Someone made a comment here recently that the natural talents like Ricky didn't make good teachers, as they never had to work quite as hard as the blokes with slightly less talent levels.


It will be very interesting to see if we improve our wrestle, and general grubbiness under his tutelage.

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Post by Timbo » February 12, 2019, 8:59 am

hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:29 am
simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:14 am
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:58 am
It says he's been signed specifically to work with Josh Hodgson?

He was obviously a great footballer, but if there's one player we have who is already a genuinely world-class footballer isn't it Hodgo?
Working on your strengths is just as important as working on your weaknesses
It's more important.
Strong disagree.
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Post by gergreg » February 12, 2019, 9:15 am

simo wrote:Are people really still upset about that? He gave it back to us when we’d been giving him it all game and he did it brilliantly. The only thing i didnt like about it was that he later came out and said he wasnt doing it to mock
We deserve/d to be mocked. The Viking clap should be reserved for the end of the game - after we win. I think it would have more meaning that way.

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Post by bonehead » February 12, 2019, 9:17 am

simo wrote:
hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:39 am
simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:30 am
hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:29 am
simo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:14 am
Working on your strengths is just as important as working on your weaknesses
It's more important.
Na equally, see: defence
As someone familiar with the Gallup Strengths program and with a wife who's a business coach, I'm pretty familiar with the subject.

Roger Federer talks about this a lot.

Re your defence comment, if we truly maximised our abilities with the ball and controlling possession, our defensive liabilities would have less of an impact.

It's not black and white, but a lot of time can be wasted trying to fix something that can't be shifted in certain individuals, rather than maxing out what they're good at.
I absolutely enjoy the theory and reasoning in that.
it's exactly what Griffin did at Penrith, he added the worst defender in the nrl to fix his team defensively, Maloney, improved their attack and end of sets which in turn released a stack of pressure off their defence.
Too often on tackle 4 and 5 the raiders were adlib attacking and leaving the halves in poor kicking position.

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