So in a doomsday scenario, suppose we don't bring in a new striker this window. That leaves us with the core we have right now. Last year they were serviceable when we ran a conventional 4-4-2. But none of them have what it takes to play by themselves and with Rafa's addition we've obviously been doing 4-4-1-1. My question is whether or not it's possible to make a 4-4-2 work with Rafa in the lineup? For instance, suppose we moved Bale to LB and then had Rafa and Lennon as wide men? (Can either of them play on the left?) True, it would cut down some of our width because both VDV and Lennon like to cut toward the center of the pitch, but are Bale and Hutton/Corluka crashing down the flanks enough to keep some of the wide game? I dunno, I'm thinking out loud here. Maybe this would be a disaster... I just know we looked more threatening at St James when we had Defoe + Crouch up top. (Though we also looked much more vulnerable to the counter attack.) Together they can be good, so that begs the question: Can we play two strikers with Rafa in the lineup?