Whilst I believe every team, needs a plan B. As the season has progressed Andy will be lucky to be plan D. We already have two strong formations that are evident. I am sure with analysis, there are other variants employed too. Not that I am against Andy Carroll at all. With you I remember towards end of season 11-12, that finally things were looking promising in terms of his form and fitness.
What ever has happened at the club. BR has said you can not have a £35m player on the bench. We will have the spiel that the "lad needs to be playing week in, week out"