QPR captain Clint Hill hopes it's third time lucky in his bid for play-off success.
The centre-back has endured heartbreak with Oldham - ironically against Rangers in 2003 - and Crystal Palace at the hands of Bristol City six years ago.
Harry Redknapp's side go into tonight semi-final second leg against Wigan with the tie on a knife-edge following a goalless draw at the DW Stadium on Friday night.
And Hill, who could face an FA rap for a reckless challenge on Latics defender Rob Kiernan, is desperate to end his play-off hoodoo and help QPR to promotion.
He said: "I didn’t get to a play off final with either Oldham or Palace – funnily enough it was QPR who beat Oldham.
"I think it was Paul Furlong who went through in the late ends of the game to go and get a 1-0 win and that sent them through to Wembley.
"And then Palace, we were 1-0 down, went to 1-1, missed a penalty and lost in extra time. So it’s not been the greatest of times for me so hopefully my luck will change.
"That was heartbreaking. It’s all about seizing the moment, making sure you have no regrets and giving everything that you can out on the pitch.
"Make sure you don’t leave anything inside. It’s unique because there are no second chances. There are no two, three, four, five games to rectify it. It’s now.
"You know you have to perform now because you could be going home in four or five days with massive regret – or you could kick on and hopefully one day be playing the likes of [Fernando] Torres and [Luis] Suarez again."