Date: 13th September 2006 at 8:31pm
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Pardew: ‘It will be very difficult for me not to get lost in the trees in terms of all the options I have got.

‘We have come a long way since we were in the Championship.

‘We have made changes at the training ground and I looked at the squad when the new guys arrived and I said to (assistant manager) Peter Grant that this is by far the best environment I have ever had in my career as a player or a manager.

‘In terms of the size of the squad, the quality of the squad, the dynamics of the training ground, the staff we have got around us – we have got a good thing going and hopefully we can make the most of it.’