TO THINK they won it once – and as a third tier side.
On this performance, it will be a while before QPR get close to that glorious 1967 result.
Once again they exited the Capital Cup at the hands of inferior opposition – and not for the first time in recent years.
Add the Robins to the list of bad nights that has seen Hoops lose three out of the last four ties at Loftus Road.
When Shaun Wright-Phillips was clean through on 74 minutes but could only find the legs of keeper Wes Foderingham, they had an inkling of another off night.
It was confirmed less than a couple of minutes later when former Swindon hero Charlie Austin (pic) headed home at the back post – only to see the assistant referee’s flag raised.
Even though there were five changes from the team that beat Bolton on Saturday – this was by no means a second-rate Rangers – at least on paper.
But it took 26 minutes for the first shot in anger when the seldom seen kid that is Jermaine Jenas let fly past the upright from 20 yards.
Bobby Zamora was a lot closer a bit later when he connected with a sweet curler from Danny Simpson, every inch a 30-yard pass, but the striker still found the side netting from an acute angle.
There was a long drinks break when Alex Smith was ushered off holding a head wound, but the enforced stop seemed to send Rangers to sleep.
Nothing was on straight from the restart when Alex Pritchard jinked on the spot by the right touchline, but suddenly he drove hard and low across the face of the box for Nile Ranger to steal in and prod home at the back post.
Austin made space for himself dead centre 18 yards out, but his right-foot shot was less than convincing seconds into the second half.
Manager Harry Redknapp had seen enough of the drab fare and made a double substitution short of the hour, and the appearance of debutant Mo Shariff and Andy Johnson had an immediate impact on Austin.
The striker’s header as he connected with Simpson’s drilled free-kick flew inches wide of the far post and he was a toe-poke from the same supply route a minute later.
Shariff was next on the nearly list with a shot from the right saved by the keeper, and Jenas was also denied by a wall of red almost straight from the rebound.
When tormentor Pritchard wriggled inside and fired left-footed in the 91 st minute, Brian Murphy got a hand to the ball but failed to prevent it dribbling over the line.
‘Charlie, Charlie what’s the score?’ sang the near 2,000 delirious Swindon fans.
Those exiting at the other end at a rate of knots well know the score of League Cup misery.
QPR: 4-4-2: GK: Murphy; RD: Simpson, CD: Hill, CD: Onuoha LD: Yun; RM: Diakité (Johnson 56), CM: Faurlin (Hitchcock 89), CM: Jenas; LM: Wright-Phillips; FW: Zamora (Shariff 56), Austin; subs not used: Green, Henry, Ehmer, Young