Kevin Nolan: "We knew that we had a big enough squad.
"What both chairmen did in bringing in new players and backing the gaffer was fantastic.
"They were trying from day one that we got back in pre-season to get the players in, and I think it's showing.
"Hopefully, if we can steer clear of too many injuries, we are aiming to stick around that top 10 and have a comfortable season, and hopefully build on that.
"When I came up with Newcastle, I spoke about getting them back to where they belong, and it's the same with West Ham, getting into Europe and then back to the top end of the table.
"With the support and plans we have got, that's where we should be aiming for, the same success that Newcastle have achieved.
"I loved everything about Newcastle when I was here, and I still do.
"I have fond memories and many friends and my family enjoyed it up here. My little boy is a Geordie.
"I thought it was a fantastic performance from us. I was delighted to get the goal and just delighted with how the day went.
"I would like to thank the Newcastle fans for the fantastic support they gave me while I was here, and for the reception they gave me on Sunday.
"Obviously I could not have asked to have gone to a better club than West Ham for the following we have got and the commitment they have shown, so I'm delighted to be at another wonderful club.
"Hopefully I can do as well for them as I did up here."
Source: Newcastle United Mad