Captain Richie Foran describes Inverness Caley Thistle as a "special club" after signing a new contract until May 2017.
The Dundee United fans won't be chanting Alex Robertson's name anytime soon - but he certainly deserves unsung hero status.
He's the talent-spotting scout who focused the club's attention on two North-East lads playing for Brechin Boys Club.
Ryan Gauld from Laurencekirk and John Souttar, who lived five miles away in Luthermuir, were still at primary school when smart Alex first eyed their football potential and recommended they were signed up.
Vision has become value to the United supporters who've enjoyed watching two gifted, fresh-faced youngsters battering down the door to the first team.
Dundee United defender Andy Robertson
Robertson has made his debut for Scotland Under-21s since leaving Queen's Park
Value as well to the club's bean-counters, who can look forward to the pair of them - hopefully later rather than sooner - giving a big boost to their balance sheet.
Both Gauld and Souttar played in the United top team at the age of 16 when Peter Houston was manager and both, now 17, have extended their contracts to the summer of 2016 amid growing interest in tempting them away from Tannadice.
Both were eye-catchers when I watched the 4-0 home win against St Mirren. Tiny Gauld, so comfortable running with the ball and scorer of the stunning third goal of the game.
Souttar was relaxed and commanding in central defence and wants to play football from the back.
The two of them have already had lucrative opportunities to leave United, but they'd rather grab the chance of playing first-team football as opposed to being in the reserves elsewhere or sitting on a bench.
Their decisions, unlike other Scottish youngsters who have jumped at the first chance to go, are based on good family advice and a big belief in the apprenticeship they're serving at United.
Academy director Brian Grant and under-20 coach Stevie Campbell are due a lot of credit for a youth development system that's clearly firing on all cylinders.
When Gauld and Souttar signed their new contracts, Scotland Under-19 captain Darren Petrie agreed a longer stay at Tannadice as well.
Alistair Coote is another United youngster making headlines. He scored twice for the Scotland Under-16 team against Northern Ireland in the Victory Shield.
And there's another centre back called Souttar in the pipeline. John's younger but taller 15-year-old brother, Harry, is one to look out for.
What attracts these youngsters to United, apart from the quality of football education they're getting, is the knowledge that age is no barrier to playing for the first team.
Dundee United midfielder Darren Petrie
Petrie was one of the Dundee United teenagers to sign new contracts this week
That's long been a tradition at Tannadice and it's only been enhanced by current manager Jackie McNamara.
In addition to giving Gauld and Souttar plenty game time, he also signed 19-year-old Andy Robertson from League Two outfit Queen's Park.
He's now nailed down the left-back position and got himself into the Scotland Under-21 squad.
There's a clear pathway of progression if a player is good enough.
I'm not saying that doesn't happen at other clubs. Clearly it does, but United are certainly hard to beat at the moment in giving youth its chance.
Allan Moore (Manager) from Greenock Morton to Free
Colin Cameron from Cowdenbeath to free.
John Hughes new Inverness Caley manager.
Jimmy Nicholl new Cowdenbeath manager.
Ryan Gauld - contract to May 2017
Kenny Shiels new Morton manager
Stuart Armstrong - 114 CA, 152 PA
Gary Mackay Steven - 127 CA, 152 PA; 18 acceleration, 17 pace, agility and balance
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Mark McNally from Morton to free
David Robertson from St. Johnstone to free
Craig Reid (Scottish) from free to Morton
Adam Campbell from Newcastle to St. Mirren - loan to July 2014
Lyle Taylor from Sheff Utd to Partick Thistle - loan to July 2014
Billy McKay - 121 CA, 142 PA, 14 finishing + correct DOB 22.10.1988
Marian Kello from free to St. Mirren
Alan Tate from Swansea to Aberdeen - loan to June 2014
Gary Mackay Steven -----> Mackay-Steven + correct DOB 31.08.1990 + 1 cap for Scotland
Stephen O'Donnell and Hugh Murray from Partick to free
Ryan Gauld, John Souttar and Stuart Armstrong - all -2 PA
Aberdeen striker Lawrence Shankland has joined Dunfermline on loan for the remainder of the season
Garry O'Connor has agreed a deal with Morton until the end of the season, though the Greenock club is still awaiting international clearance to complete the move
Farid El Alagui from Brentford to Dundee Utd - loan to June 2014
Cardiff City midfielder Filip Kiss will spend the rest of the season on loan at Ross County
Conor Newton from Newcastle to St. Mirren - loan to June 2014