Lee Ryder, Blog on the Tyne - "Anybody connected with the black and whites will be hurting like hell today after this embarrassing day in the history of Newcastle United."
Sky Sports - "The home side did not just cope with Newcastle. They pulverised them."
Paul Doyle, The Guardian - "That was in the fourth minute – and it was the last time Newcastle showed any real quality. Stevenage took control thereafter."
Ed Harrison, nufcblog.com - "It’s bad enough to be eliminated from the FA Cup by a fourth division side, but to also lose one of your best players for the next three league games is a disaster for Newcastle and will no doubt count us points in the league, and after this performance don’t anybody even think Newcastle are safe in the Premier League."
Paul Fraser, The Northern Echo - "For all Newcastle were dreadful, Stevenage were outstanding from start to finish and thoroughly deserved the lead when they earned it four minutes after half-time."
The Chronicle - "It was no fluke. In fact, at times it looked as if the home side were the Premier League outfit."
Talk of the Tyne - "Peter Winn finished well to make the scoreline 3-1, a result which haunt Newcastle supporters every year when the media roll out giant killings of previous years."
workyticket, nufcblog.org - "The Magpies started poorly, then proceeded to get worse as the game progressed, especially so in the second half when all of the real damage was done. Newcastle’s approach seemed to consist largely of lots of long balls punted into the box but with hardly any real chances created..."
Michael Richard, The Canadian Geordie - Upset about Tiote's red card and provides a video of the tackle.
The Sun - "Stevenage will see victory as revenge for FA Cup defeat against Newcastle in 1998 when a disputed Alan Shearer goal helped knock them out at the fourth-round stage."
Mike Walters, MirrorFootball - So many mixed metaphors it makes my head hurt. Where was Simon Bird?