Potentially we have 2 of the best wingback players in the country in Walker and Bale. What are the pros and cons of a 3-5-2 wing backback formation? Is it outdated or does the negative defensive play from most away teams mean that the use of wingbacks could be a potential matchwinner for us ? I was thinking of a formation similar to the following: Friedel Gallas Dawson Kaboul Walker Bale ( as wingbacks) Thudd Sandro Modric Vdv Striker CONS: Might leave us exposed defensively to a certain extent No direct cover if Bale or Walker get injured No place for Lennon and Ekotto in starting line up PROS Much more attacking options with Bale and Walker joining attack Could be potentially devastating with our quality of attack I know Hoddle used this years ago but the players he used were not good enough. This time things might be different. I am not advocating this system ...this is just for debate reasons but also what do people think of this as an option?