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Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 9:20 am
by hrundi89
Timbo wrote:
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.
I guess you should inform Federer...

I hope he doesn't get too upset.

Please explain your logic.

Re: Which Fox Sports commentator is about to join the Raiders as a consultant?

Posted: February 12, 2019, 9:29 am
by Raiders_Pat
simo wrote:
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
:roflmao

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 9:40 am
by Roger Kenworthy
greeneyed wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:18 am
I’d still like to see Matty Johns coaching the halves...
MJ is the master of diminishing returns. If his coaching has slipped as much as his "comedy" then the Raiders would be playing in the 3rd Division in France by Round 4.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:16 am
by simo
gergreg wrote:
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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Strongly agree. Blow the horn as soon as play is complete and off we clap

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:41 am
by Woodgers
Yeah and our players would actually be out on the ground for it!

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:45 am
by The Nickman
I also hate the Viking clap now. Loses SO much significance when we then run out and play like busted **** afterwards.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:47 am
by Brew
FROG wrote: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.
Given he told me the story of why he did it when he visited my work once I can understand why he did it.


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Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:48 am
by edwahu
Brew wrote:
February 12, 2019, 10:47 am
FROG wrote: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.
Given he told me the story of why he did it when he visited my work once I can understand why he did it.


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What's the story?

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:49 am
by Brew
The Nickman wrote:I also hate the Viking clap now. Loses SO much significance when we then run out and play like busted **** afterwards.
I agree, It Should be saved for big games, it’s pretty sad towards the end of the season when there is 8,000 people doing it while we play already out of the finals race.


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Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 10:52 am
by The Nickman
Also, I'm a big fan of the Ennis move. I love the way he analyses games, although he probably still doesn't watch them as closely as our current coach, I'm sure he can help.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 11:13 am
by edwahu
bonehead wrote:
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


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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Those examples are still fixing a weakness.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 11:19 am
by Timbo
hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 9:20 am
Timbo wrote:
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.
I guess you should inform Federer...

I hope he doesn't get too upset.

Please explain your logic.
Please explain my logic?

It’s significantly more important to fix something that’s a liability ahead of something you do proficiently.

Our attack is already good enough to win a competition. Our defence would lose us the Group 17 Reserve grade competition. It is significantly more important to fix our weak defence than improve our strong attack.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 11:29 am
by simo
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 11:19 am
hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 9:20 am
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:59 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.
Strong disagree.
I guess you should inform Federer...

I hope he doesn't get too upset.

Please explain your logic.
Please explain my logic?

It’s significantly more important to fix something that’s a liability ahead of something you do proficiently.

Our attack is already good enough to win a competition. Our defence would lose us the Group 17 Reserve grade competition. It is significantly more important to fix our weak defence than improve our strong attack.
Our attack was good enough in 2018. I wouldnt bank on that just continuing without any improvement

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 11:30 am
by dubby
Timbo wrote:
hrundi89 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 9:20 am
Timbo wrote:
February 12, 2019, 8:59 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.
Strong disagree.
I guess you should inform Federer...

I hope he doesn't get too upset.

Please explain your logic.
Please explain my logic?

It’s significantly more important to fix something that’s a liability ahead of something you do proficiently.

Our attack is already good enough to win a competition. Our defence would lose us the Group 17 Reserve grade competition. It is significantly more important to fix our weak defence than improve our strong attack.
I actually played in the group 17 competition

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Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 12:17 pm
by Raiders_Pat
Brew wrote:
February 12, 2019, 10:49 am
The Nickman wrote:I also hate the Viking clap now. Loses SO much significance when we then run out and play like busted **** afterwards.
I agree, It Should be saved for big games, it’s pretty sad towards the end of the season when there is 8,000 people doing it while we play already out of the finals race.


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I agree that the Viking clap is well past it's use by date... we should have canned it last year. But the club started the Viking clap following their trip to America to check out what US football teams were doing as far as game day experience and marketing goes (if I recall correctly) and for that reason, I don't think they will get rid of it any time soon. I think the club sees it as something that makes the game day experience more exciting even though a lot of us are participating reluctantly

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 12:32 pm
by Azza
The viking clap is all sorts of stupid. Save it for big games, otherwise it just looks ridiculous when the team is playing in front of parlous crowds and is not in contention for the finals.

Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 12:37 pm
by CJ42
The announcement video on raiders Facebook was great haha

https://www.facebook.com/44722778922/po ... 899378923/

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Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 12:48 pm
by TongueFTW
Putting aside how he carried on when he was playing, Ennis has always struck me as a good guy off the field. His analysis on Fox has impressed be (along with Gasnier) - I think it is actually a really good move by the club. Hodgson is great, but one thing he has struggled with a little is when he over plays his hand - Ennis was great at knowing when to just shuffle the ball on to his halves.

Just saw the video too! Good stuff.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:08 pm
by edwahu
I wonder if he will get taken off Raiders games as a commentator?

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:09 pm
by greeneyed
Michael Ennis joins the Canberra Raiders

Michael Ennis has joined the Canberra Raiders in 2019 as a coaching consultant and will attend training sessions weekly.

"Ricky Stuart approached me about the possibility of doing some work down here and it was the right fit, I like the potential that this squad has and the ability to work with Josh Hodgson and Siliva Havili is something I'm looking forward to," Ennis said.

Read more and video: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2019/02 ... a-raiders/

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:12 pm
by greeneyed
Michael Ennis will make the Green Machine mean and clever





“Know your enemy and know yourself and you will always be victorious” – Sun Tzu.

That Michael Ennis has been engaged as a consultant by the Canberra Raiders shows Ricky Stuart has been studying his Sun Tzu. Stuart needs his troops to learn their enemy’s successful tactics and skills. And the Raiders have never had a bigger enemy than Ennis.

Read more: https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/02/12/m ... nd-clever/

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:18 pm
by greeneyed
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart signs Mick Ennis as hooker coach

Ricky Stuart has signed Michael Ennis as hooker coach.

"It's just something that's been in the wind the last little while and it's an area that I feel that Mick can certainly have a great handle on and also help," Stuart said. "I think it's a really good opportunity to keep challenging Josh Hodgson. Having myself and other coaches help Josh is one thing, having an ex-representative and premiership-winning hooker - he is just even another step up in grade.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 50x65.html

Former Blue Ennis joins Raiders' NRL staff: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/former-blue ... --spt.html

Former NRL star Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders coaching staff: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... a61ca12656

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:21 pm
by Keghead
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?
I don't think there is anyone who is above being taught things.

Remember they got Mal to teach Croker how to be a Captain :)

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:26 pm
by -TW-
CJ42 wrote:The announcement video on raiders Facebook was great haha

https://www.facebook.com/44722778922/po ... 899378923/

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Best part is all the "fans" sooking about it

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:31 pm
by zim
Hope he can really help tighten up that ruck.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:32 pm
by simo
-TW- wrote:
February 12, 2019, 1:26 pm
CJ42 wrote:The announcement video on raiders Facebook was great haha

https://www.facebook.com/44722778922/po ... 899378923/

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Best part is all the "fans" sooking about it
We have one of the sookiest fanbases going around really

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:34 pm
by Schifty
Looks like we found our scapegoat for the 2019 end of season review.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 1:39 pm
by Timbo
OK, I like that announcement. I'm on board.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 2:22 pm
by Coastalraider
Keghead wrote:
February 12, 2019, 1:21 pm
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?
I don't think there is anyone who is above being taught things.

Remember they got Mal to teach Croker how to be a Captain :)
I Love Hodgo.

But if Ennis can improve his decision making - ie when to play his hand and when to offload to his halves, when to kick, when to pass etc, it will be a massive advantage. I think Ennis was one of the best at this part of his game - he may not have been the most skilful, but he was very 'footy smart'. We all know if we are honest that Hodgo overplayed his hand a bit -especially with the crash ball late in the tackle count.

The other part I can see him helping in is outlining how our forward pack plans its sets. It was like we reach a play the ball and then play what we see every time - Ennis could help out pack play to a plan - which corner to set it, which part of the field to attack etc. what to do early in the count as opposed to late in the count.

I cant see a negative in this signing.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 2:25 pm
by Sid
I think this is a good move

Welcome aboard M.Ennis the Menace.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 2:28 pm
by luke
I like it

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 2:31 pm
by LastRaider
I don’t have a problem with Ennis a part of the coaching team but for a minute there I checked the calendar to check it wasn’t April 1st


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Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 2:34 pm
by KingDynamite
This is hilarious.

It’s also a good move by the club, we need that competitive edge. Ennis was never lacking in that department

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 3:11 pm
by LimeGreenMachine
I like it now after the initial ****.

He is a competitor and always had a smart footy brain.

Re: Michael Ennis joins Canberra Raiders as coaching consultant

Posted: February 12, 2019, 3:16 pm
by Dusty
It can’t hurt

He is a competitor and a Premiership winner. Surely he can add some value around the group.

Also, I thought the Facebook video/ announcement on the Raiders Page was clever/funny


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