Today's media round-up

3rd December 2013

With Wednesday night's home clash against Newcastle up next, captain Ashley Williams is calling for more from his team-mates following the defeat at Manchester City.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, meanwhile, believes the Swans should be given a helping hand by the Premier League regarding their Europa League commitments.

Wales Online
Skipper Williams says it's time Swans were more ruthless and kicked on this season

Ashley Williams has issued a rallying cry to his Swansea City team-mates by demanding more from them in future games.
The Swansea skipper was angry and disappointed following the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday over the manner of the goals.
An early Alvaro Negredo free-kick - driven past the static stand-in goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel - and a second half double saw Swansea leave the Etihad Stadium empty-handed and dropped Michael Laudrup's men to 13th in the Premier League.
But Williams, who included himself in the criticism, believes Swansea must start raising their game ahead of tomorrow's home clash with in-form Newcastle following a dismal run of just one win in their last eight games in all competitions.
Williams said: "We have to expect more from ourselves. We can talk more, we can show - not fight - but more attention.
"We gave away a lot of sloppy balls in midfield and against this team (Man City) you can't do that.
"I'm not pleased about all those things. Myself included can do better.
"The second and third goals were soft, but so was the first goal. That's the disappointing thing.
"We've lost 3-0 and we feel we could have done better with all three goals.
"It's the little things - following a runner, talking and communication - we're past that now. We didn't do some of the basic things right in the second half and it's why I'm disappointed and angry right now.
"Some people may be happy with the attitude that we did okay and didn't lose by seven, but for me, I still feel disappointed.
"I've been here before - we have to expect more from ourselves. I still feel disappointed to lose a game 3-0 against anyone."

South Wales Evening Post
Swans should be given a Europa League break, says Newcastle boss

Alan Pardew reckons Europa League sides like Swansea City should be given a helping hand by the Premier League.
Pardew's Newcastle United side are flourishing this season - as they did two campaigns ago - with no European football to worry about.
But they were competing on the continent in 2012-13 - and they struggled for domestic form throughout the season.
Now Pardew, who led the Toon to the Europa League quarter-final last spring, has called on football's authorities to help clubs out.
Pardew believes teams who play in Europe on a Thursday night should play their next league game the following Monday.
"I do think that format has to change," said the former West Ham boss, "especially for teams like us and Swansea and Everton.
"The top teams can cope with it (playing European and domestic games), but why we can't play on a Monday night I do not know.
"If you play on a Thursday night those teams should have an extra day's rest - it's as simple as that."