*NOTE- This entire analysis hinges on the ability of VDV to play as a "true" striker up front. If this is not possible, kindly direct your anger to the comments so that I may know.
Before the transfer we had only Jenas backing up Modric and Palacios in center midfield. If we move Modric to VDV's "hole" spot and push VDV up, wouldn't that give us a great creative/skilled/potential-filled combo that is definitely better than VDV/Nachos and VDV/Pav and possibly better than VDV/Defoe? We can fill Modric's spot with Pienaar for now, and perhaps Hudd when he returns. Perhaps I'm bonkers (see NOTE), but this would seems to create loads more chances than we do now from our forward 2 in the 4-4-1-1. Of course, all this means nothing if Bale is seriously hurt and/or we continue to have jokers playing the backline for us.