Alan Pardew insists the club is signing quality. Alan Pardew: "Cheik Tiote has been a revelation since his move from FC Twente. "You do have to be a certain type of player. "You have to understand the passion, and the level of concentration you need to play in the first team at this club. "We have good players here. "Stephen Ireland has settled in well because there's a good group round him. It makes life easier, and (Shefki) Kuqi has been the same."