Haha “Get a tune out of him”? He played 20 odd games in about 4 years under Allardyce at West Ham.
I'd say his lack of games was due to his dreadful attitude which has lead to him being released from pretty much everywhere he's been.
But allardyce has still been the only manager to get something out of him.
Anyway, my point is allardyce isn't afraid of using flair players like you suggest.
He likes his flair players and won't hesitate to use them if they can prove they can fit into his system.