Ali Carter's had a lot to say for himself in the run up to the Betfred.com World Championship.
And good for him. A year ago few journalists weren't interested in him.
All that changed with his excellent run to the Crucible final last year. He goes to Sheffield this season as a live contender for the title.
However, Ali was badly advised - assuming he was advised at all - with his comments over the current match fixing inquiry involving the Stephen Maguire v Jamie Burnett match at last December's UK Championship.
"Match-fixing is 100 per cent wrong and I don't hear of anything like that going on. The bookmakers want it all their own way, they want to win all the time," he told the Yorkshire Post.
"If they were creaming off millions of pounds, the bookmakers wouldn't be saying a word. But the fact a few quid has gone on and they have lost – wipe your mouth and get on with it like the punter has to when he has a bet and loses."
Is Ali seriously suggesting that if bookmakers suspect a major conspiracy to commit fraud - which is what it amounts to - then they should ignore it?
Nobody knows how the Maguire v Burnett inquiry will pan out. It may well be that there is no case to answer but, as the police are now involved, the players face jail if found guilty of any impropriety.
Carter has also written off Ronnie O'Sullivan's chances of even making the final.
I suspect he'll be hoping his prediction comes true: they've played 11 times and O'Sullivan leads him 11-0.