His comments calling for Barry Hearn to quit earlier this week have made the national sport headlines but tonight he did his talking on the table.
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His performance in his 6-2 win against Ali Carter proved why I believe he's the best player on tour never to have won a ranking event.
He potted some exquisite long balls, refused pots when he had to, scored heavily, hit on the counter-attack and showed he can play safety too. It was a complete performance. He was in lethal form, playing like someone desperate to prove a point. That's not always a bad thing.
His attacking prowess was on show for all to see as Carter just couldn't live with him.
While we've started the week talking about Allen off the table, it would be ironic if we ended it discussing his qualities on it. Maybe adversity will bring the best out of him as he bids for silverware.