2 masters and awful load more runner-up and semi-final spots. It's a stupid arguement anyway. I'm not surprised by the result at all and I hope he sticks Mark Allen's attitude right up his jacksie tomorrow morning.
Are the any non-ROS fans who ever like to have a pop at Selby? Thought not
I'm not sure what I make of Allen's recent attitude. Most of what he says is complete bullocks, but he occasionally says something that reflects what fans are saying. A lot of fans were upset by shortening matches at the UK, but Allen went OTT with his attack on Hearn. And what he said about the World Open venue looking rubbish may be a fair point, if what we see on television is anything to judge by. Unfortunately, he's going to get remembered for discussing dead cats, and insinuating all Chinese people are hammers.
I can't help feeling though, that apart from whinging on to an annoying degree, hes' not doing much else wrong. He's not quite up to Ronnie's level of leaving matches that he happens to be losing, assaulting referees or asking female reporters to suck his sausage. And he's certainly not on the Alex Higgins level of controversy caused. Him having a pop at Bingham's lack of bottle, only to watch Bingham win a ranking title before he did, served no purpose other than making Allen look a compplete idiot.
No, he probably shouldn't be saying this stuff. But in a time when controversy seems to be rewarded, and people complain there aren't the characters there used to be, having Mark Allen give the pantomime villain act could be seen as a good thing.
He's still a douche though.