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Quick Kicks: Who cares? Would you blame Defoe for leaving? Where do we go from here?

Here's your weekly summary of thoughts from Gav, and he's (understandably) down in the dumps after Sunderland's latest defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion.

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Dan Abbott

Who Cares?

It's absolutely killing me watch most of the Sunderland players play without any semblance of passion or desire.

Where's your professionalism, lads?

I understand that most of them are resigned to the fact that this club is only headed one way, but at the same time you have a job to do. If you can't do it for the manager - and I firmly believe that he's lost most of the dressing room - then at least give your all for the fans. Is that really too much to ask?

The Sunderland supporters housed in the away end on Saturday sold out their allocation yet again. The weekend before, when we played Stoke, there were FORTY-TWO THOUSAND people inside the Stadium of Light to watch the game. Quite how and why still remains to be a mystery to me.

And I'm one of them - I'm a season ticket holder of many years, and I've seen many poor Sunderland sides. But even when we went down with fifteen points in 2006 there were players in that side who genuinely cared about the club. They just weren't good enough.

This side, though, just do not care. I fully believe that. The ones that do and are fit - John O'Shea, Sebastian Larsson, Vito Mannone - they just aren't up to it. The ones that are sat out injured - like Pickford, Cattermole and Watmore - must be pulling their hair out watching their 'teammates' put in half-hearted, half arsed performances each and every week whilst they are sat unable to influence the results on the pitch.

I'm so disappointed.

Would You Blame Defoe If He Left?

Jermain Defoe's body language tells it all - this is a man that must constantly ask himself why on earth he is even at Sunderland.

And would you blame him if he went to the club and asked to be transferred elsewhere before January is over? I certainly wouldn't. He's on another level to these jokers around him.

Selling Defoe won't happen, of course, because the backlash that the club would receive as a result would cause absolute carnage amongst the supporters.

Where Do We Go From Here?

We play Spurs in our next game. Spurs.

When we played them at the start of the season we defended superbly for most of the game until Papy Djilobodji had one of his brain-farts and allowed Harry Kane a relatively simple goal.

And it is that style of play against the top sides - throwing ten men behind the ball and hoping for a point - that Moyes has employed throughout this season, and it's failed nearly every time.

You can probably guess what we are going to try and do when Mauricio Pochettino's men rock up on Wearside one week on Tuesday. Glum.