Tubthumping on Tyneside
Let's make no bones about, Newcastle United were lucky to be classed as second best at Broadhall Way.
Stevenage were simply miles ahead of United and outfought, outthought and overall out played the Magpies in Hertfordshire.
If it was the stuff of dreams for Stevenage, this was United's worst nightmare.
Anybody connected with the black and whites will be hurting like hell today after this embarrassing day in the history of Newcastle United.
It's right up there with the exits at Hereford in 1972 and Exeter in 1981 and underlined exactly what the FA Cup is supposed to be about - not that it's any consolation to the Toon Army.
Alan Pardew played his strongest XI and fittest side available against the League Two minnows.
But it simply wasn't enough against a Stevenage side that played like their lives depended on it.
With the Stevenage players plying their trade in the basement division and classed as a non-league outfit before this season, you could say their lives do depend on days like this.
No excuses, from Newcastle, it should have been a straight forward passage to the next round.
United underestimated the Boro and didn't learn from their mistakes in the first half after Stevenage came close on a couple of occasions.
The two goal blitz just after half-time was in the post and Newcastle had no answer to being 2-0 down despite 35 minutes still to play on the clock.
Joey Barton's consolation was a scorcher but it came far too late.
And it would have flattered Newcastle if they'd have left the field with a 2-1 scoreline let alone a draw.
That Stevenage wrapped it up at 3-1 was some type of footballing justice.
But that doesn't mean anybody on Tyneside is happy about it.
Well done, Stevenage you deserved your day in the sun.
You deserve to be in round four and apart from a few idiots who invaded the pitch at the end of the game, your club - despite a few spiky remarks before the game provoked from 1998 - were a credit to League Two.
Maybe we'll meet again, maybe we won't.
But one thing I do know is that Newcastle United fans won't be in the doldrums for too long.
Especially with a big Tyne-Wear derby to come in seven days time and we all know that Newcastle simply can't afford to mope around after this.
After the exit at Hereford in 1972, United beat Man U 2-0 at Old Trafford.
We now travel to the Stadium of Light for a huge Premier League derby, Stevenage go to Chesterfield in the old Fourth Division.
Wearside awaits...and Tyneside expects.
*For a full match report on Stevenage and reaction from Toon players and Alan Pardew, see tomorrow's Chronicle