It may be 50 years since QPR icon Mark Lazarus scored the famous winner for Rangers against West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup but he still believes that side would be a Premier League one in this day and age.
Managed by Alex Stock, the team of Peter Springett, Tony Hazell, Jim Langley, captain Mike Keen, Ron Hunt, Frank Sibley, Lazarus, Keith Sanderson, Les Allen, Rodney Marsh and Roger Morgan wrote their names into the Loftus Road history books as they came from 2-0 down to claim victory over the Baggies.
The winning goalscorer sat down with the local media and remembered with fondness the band of brothers they were.
He said: “I love all that team. There isn't one player in that team that I didn't genuinely like and respect.
“A lot of them, god rest their souls, are dead now. Rodney (Marsh) sends me a happy birthday every year.
“I don't hear too much from Ronnie Hunt and Frank Sibley who I respected. Mike Keen. The whole side. Jimmy (Langley) was the nicest bloke you could ever meet.
“There isn't anyone in that side that I wouldn't do anything for. If they asked me to go to so and so I'd do my best to get there for any one of them.
“We've lost a lot of them which is a shame. That team is the best team I played for. I've played for Wolverhampton Wanderers where I was the only player in the side not an international. If we'd been playing today, we'd be in the Premier League without any doubt.”
Manager Stock is a man revered at Loftus Road and any successor to Ian Holloway will be judged alongside the man who led QPR to their only major trophy.
And Lazarus revealed the strength the legendary boss had on that famous squad.
He added: “Alec Stock was brilliant. He was well respected. He was a man's man and he never treated you as kids and we had a lot of kids here.
“The players wanted to play for him and he brought the best out of them. Not just in football, it was the case of is everything all right.
“People did have problems in those days and he was only too willing to hear you and see if he could help.
“He was a captain in the army. He held himself like a proper gentleman. You walk into a dressing room – he had that way that he was in charge.
“He was formidable. You wouldn't go into somewhere where he was and say 'who is the manager'? He was a gentleman. He wasn't a swearer. He played football himself. He wasn't that good a player. He had an aura about him. He encouraged it.
“When you look at his career, for a man that didn't play well himself and I know he was a robust centre forward.
“The stars he created from the John O'Rourkes, Malcolm McDonald who he turned into a centre forward.
“The people he changed lives with and he was a great PR man as well. He could sell coals to Newcastle.
“He was that sort of manager. Great managers have a club that was after money or bringing up players and spending and transferring. He was really good at going into teams where they had third division players and turn them into first division players.”
Stock, though, didn't have much to say at half time at Wembley when Rangers were 2-0 down thanks to a Clive Clark brace, preferring instead to encourage his side and it worked as Morgan, Marsh and Lazarus all scored to secure the trophy.
He revealed: “(He didn't say anything) really. It was a goal to be there. We'd already achieved in that we were playing at Wembley and making history.
“We'd achieved our goal by getting there. We thought we could win before the game. When you're 2-0 down at half time you don't think that.
“If it was a league game, Alec would have had a real go at us. Because we were at Wembley and playing West Brom, a First Division team, it was nice and calm.
“He said go out there and play like you can play. Our goal was to get here now go and show the people what you can do and that's what the attitude was like in the dressing room.
“There was no telling people what to do. It was go out and enjoy yourself and that's exactly what we did.
“Nerves may have played a part in the first half. In the second half, the nerves may have gone as we were losing 2-0 and they may have calmed down a bit after having 45 minutes at Wembley in front of 100,000 people.
“We started getting on top. Rodney started performing. I started performing. Things went our way and we deservedly won.
“Everything about the day was lovely for us. All our families and friends were there. You can't beat it – to score a winning goal.
“I don't think I'd be here (sitting in the QPR manager's office talking about the day) if I hadn't scored a winning goal for the only trophy QPR have won. I remember everything about it.”