“Only Ourselves to Blame,” says Celtic Star. Thoughts on the Super League and rumours of Media Exclusions across the Road

Four games to go then we can put this torturous season behind us. Greg Taylor spoke to the Mainstream Media today and he’s at last likely to be getting some game-time after the first half showing from on-loan Milan left back Diego Laxalt, who surely will never play for Celtic again.

“Disappointment at the result and going out of the Cup. We created enough chances to go through but didn’t take them so only have ourselves to blame,” Greg Taylor told the Mainstream Media conference today ahead of tomorrow evening’s dead rubber Scottish Premiership match at Pittodrie – which is available to watch exclusively on Aberdeen TV for £12.99.

The Mainstream Media will be relieved that Celtic at least are still talking to them, although that’s not the case elsewhere as old grudges are cast up and scores settled, or so it’s been alleged, see below.

“We’re well aware that this has been a very disappointing campaign,” Taylor added before moving on to talk about the breakaway Super League and how this might impact on Celtic in the Champions League. The Scotland left back shares some interesting thoughts but if you watch carefully enough you’ll see his eyes turn away from the screen and obviously with instructions received he closes up on discussing Celtic’s route into the Champions League.

Watch Greg Taylor’s Media Conference below via Celtic FC’s Mainstream Media Conference, the first since Dominic McKay entered the premises and it’s disappointing to note that the Celtic fans media were excluded yet again. At Ibrox they are in with the bricks …

So Media exclusions are also happening across the city, according to David Low, who is Chairperson of Celtic Trust, but over the road it’s not the Fans Media being denied access it’s the Mainstream hacks. On his own personal twitter account this Morning David Low reported on news that the MSM are being excluded from the remaining press conferences being held by theRangers this season due to way they have treated the club since 2012.

“Will anyone amongst the SMSM say anything about TRFC’s decision to ban all newspapers from all their press conferences starting tomorrow? The ban is because TRFC folk believe they’ve been treated abysmally by the SMSM since they were formed in 2012. Check out the radio silence,” Low stated.

This is about compliance and control. Step out of line and you are banned. Watch how the Mainstream Media reacts…

Back to Greg Taylor talking about the Aberdeen v Celtic game tomorrow night and the unusual situation that Scott Brown finds himself in a ahead of his move to Pittodrie in the summer. “Broony’s one of the most focused players I’ve ever played with and all of his focus will be on tomorrow night for us,” Taylor said.

“He’s been brilliant for me since I signed. He’s a top guy off the pitch but on the pitch, he leads by example. We’re losing a massive player and a massive leader but it’s football and these things happen. Still to this day, he’s out there setting examples and he trains as if it’s his last. It’s a credit to himself that he’s been doing that for so long.”

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