Reading singed Championship players like Robson-Kanu and although QPR opted for PL experience in Zamora, Cisse, Rob Green and Park they also signed several players who had never performed in England such as Brazil's Julio Cesar, Granero from Real Madrid, Mbia from Marseille and Diakite from Nancy.
In contrast Big Sam has opted for proven Premier League performers with more experience than Jimi Hendrix. We already had Taylor and Nolan last season. This summer West Have signed Jussi Jaaskelainen who has played for more than a decade in the PL, Mo Diame who’d had a couple of good seasons at Wigan, old lag James Collins who’d done his PL time at West Ham and Aston Villa, Matt Jarvis who’d performed well for Wolves’ three seasons in the top flight , Andy Carroll who has two season of PL experience with Newcastle and Liverpool and Yossi Benayoun who’s performed at West Ham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. It could all go wrong of course, but so far experience has certainly proved more effective than taking a punt on players who have never done it in the Premier League.