Earlier this year, The Disco Biscuits performed three nights at The Fillmore in their hometown of Philadelphia, PA, with opening music from Aqueous. To kick off their first set, the Biscuits opened appropriately with “Coming Home,” a not-so-subtle reference to their return to The City of Brotherly Love. The band also modified the lyrics of “Coming Home,” using the Philly-centric lyrics that were debuted during their New Years Run in 2002 stating “Philly, it’s always been home with a Happy New Year Biscuits coming home.”Of the many highlights included the second set opening “Overture,” which lasted over thirty minutes. This dropped straight into an inverted “Portal To An Empty Head” before swinging through “Overture” once again. The band has shared pro-shot footage from this epic jam, which you can enjoy below:Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA | 2/2/17Set I: Coming Home-> I-Man-> Vassillios-> Abraxas-> Run Like Hell-> Coming HomeSet II: The Overture-> Portal to an Empty Head-> The Overture, Highwire-> I Remember When, Magellan-> I-ManE: Wet-> Run Like Hell[Setlist/Photo via Disco Biscuits Facebook]
Published on October 19, 2016 at 11:42 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer When Kayton Samuels went down with an injury early in the third game of the season against South Florida, Josh Black was where he had been all season up to that point — waiting on the sidelines.The freshman had yet to appear in a game. When the injury happened, he was put in a position he was waiting for, but one he wasn’t sure he’d get.“Coach (Vinson) Reynolds came to the sideline and it was Josh and I standing there next to each other,” said Kendall Coleman, another freshman defensive lineman. “And he said ‘you guys’ — and other words — ‘you guys aren’t freshmen anymore, you guys have to step up and show that you’re supposed to be out here on the field.’”The two have become the starting defensive ends. Black never envisioned becoming a starting defensive lineman at a Power 5 school his freshman year. He didn’t even enjoy football growing up and didn’t play defense until his senior year of high school. Now, he’s developed in to a key player on SU’s (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) young defensive line, which takes on Boston College (3-3, 0-3) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.RELATED STORIES:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree things Dino Babers said on the ACC coaches teleconferenceThree things Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said on teleconferenceDaivon Ellison’s consistent tackling helped him earn a starting spot Black only started playing football because he felt internally pressured to because his family members played, including his brother and father. There was never any pressure from either of them, Black said. It was more just his thoughts.“I never told them I didn’t want to play sports growing up, I didn’t really have the heart to,” Black said. “I always played sports but I never really liked them until I did them in high school. … I just feel like I didn’t have any motivation until my brother told me all that stuff.”Ben, Black’s brother, is older by four years and is currently a defensive line coach at Robert Morris University Illinois after playing on the line the last four years. The two always had a good relationship but it was never that special a bond until a few years ago.Black was enjoying football more, but his total commitment wasn’t there. Ben noticed and let his younger brother know, stressing to Black that he wasn’t going to make it far in football without changing his habits.“I remember going home after workouts, going to the shower, just thinking about that,” Black said. “This is real, I’m trying to go somewhere now. My older brother just told me you’re not going to go anywhere.”Black slowly developed into one of the best offensive linemen in his district. When college recruiters came around his junior year, though, they saw a future defensive end. With the encouragement of his head coach James Morrow, Black played defense for the first time in his life during his senior year at Harlem (Chicago) High School.He began attending recruiting camps the summer before his senior year to pick up skills. Black would have morning practices with his team, come back home, then work with Ben one-on-one.Playing a foreign position, Black had to relearn everything. Footwork, hand placement, and getting off the line quickly were all things he tried to work on before his senior year.“He was very, very raw technically, from a D-line technique-wise,” Ben said. “He just made up for it with his strength, his drive, and just him being relentless.”One of the biggest plays Morrow remembers Black making as a defender was actually on a punt. As Black remembers it, his team was down and he lined up on the left side, split through a two-man shield and got his hand in front of the ball to block it. Harlem scored the next play and went on to win the game.Black wouldn’t be able to rely on his speed and strength coming into the Atlantic Coast Conference.Over the summer he kept developing his techniques, this time with the SU coaching staff. Sometimes, the staff would gloss over fundamentals while working with the defensive line, assuming everyone knew them. Black had to consistently ask what he should be doing.“I felt like the coaches didn’t trust me. I didn’t trust myself,” Black said. “If I was coach and I was going to put myself in that position, I wouldn’t trust myself either.”But after getting on the field at the USF game, things started to click for Black. His containment on the edge against Notre Dame helped limit quarterback DeShone Kizer to just 1 rushing yard.There are still things to work on. Black wants to improve on his pass-rushing skill because he feels like his long arms could give him an advantage. Head coach Dino Babers likes his motor but thinks that Black needs to be stronger.Black kicks himself for not caring about sports as much earlier because he thinks he’d be better. But he’s still a starting defensive end for a Power 5 school as a freshman.“… I feel like everything happens for a reason, and everything fell into place,” Black said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
City have clearly benefitted from the financial clout they have enjoyed since being taken over by Abu Dhabi ownership in August 2008.City manager Guardiola reached the peak of his powers when he oversaw an unprecedented treble in the 2018/19 season that saw the club win all three major English trophies — Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup — in the one campaign as well as the Community Shield.Even though their league form has been a disappointment in the first half of the current season, Guardiola is in no doubt City are “the” team of the decade in England.“I think this in the last decade was the best team in terms of points, in terms of goals, in terms of everything, titles even. So congratulate Manchester City for that,” he said.“When we analyse every single day here, what happened day-by-day gives us perspective in what happened in the last 10 seasons, especially when people from Abu Dhabi took over the club and bought good players, interesting managers.”– ‘Huge elephants’ –The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, who joined City in 2016, added: “I think we did it incredibly well.“People say ‘how was 2019?’ Now people are saying it is a disaster. We won four titles in 2019, so it was an incredible year for us, we enjoyed it a lot.“In some games in this last part of the year we have struggled a bit but it was an incredible year for us. Congratulations for all the people working here.“They were fighting with huge elephants here in England, big, big clubs with the biggest history. For the past decade we were part of them. That is amazing.”Despite their current ‘troubles’, City could still win any, or all, of the three cup competitions in which they are involved and Guardiola expects the club to remain a major player in the English game in the decade ahead.“The big clubs here in England are always looking forward, we are going to try and analyse not just in terms of the squad but as a club how we can do better,” he added.“Hopefully in the next decade this club can be here for more time.”In the short term, Guardiola has long since conceded the race for this season’s Premier League title to Liverpool and admitted they had to “pray” if they were to win a third successive domestic championship.But the Catalan manager, who again ruled out being active in the January transfer window, believes his current squad could still have competed for the title had injuries and, he hinted, VAR not sidelined their bid.“Work harder, play better, and pray,” said Guardiola when asked how City can close the gap to Liverpool.“Liverpool have been incredible, European champions and they have dropped just two points (so far this season), we have to congratulate them.“But there are things we cannot control, we cannot control what a fantastic team like Liverpool have done so far and there are other issues you cannot control. When everyone is fit we can do it.“You (the media) know what they are. You know that.”0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leading the way – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola © AFP / Lindsey ParnabyMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – Pep Guardiola has insisted Manchester City are English football’s team of the decade, despite his side heading into 2020 some 14 points behind runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool.Statistics appear to prove him right given City have won 13 domestic trophies since 2010, with only Chelsea (nine) within touching distance of that mark.