Cameron Carter-Vickers earned his spurs
on debut with Sheffield United's winner in their 1-0 win at bottom of the table Bolton.
The former Scotland star, back for his second spell at the club, earned his spurs
in the wake of the plunge into administration back in 2002.
It is a long way from Uddingston to the troublespots of Burundi and Rwanda where the Scottish diplomat priest earned his spurs
as the Vatican's man overseas.
Indeed, his second behind Wishfull Thinking in January is worthy of added scrutiny as the winner that day subsequently earned his spurs
at the Cheltenham Festival.
ROHIT GANDHI may have earned his spurs
as a leading fashion designer along with partner Rahul Khanna, but he is as impeccably sound with his judgment about art as he is with fashion.
Founded: 1887 Nicknames: The Pool, The Seasiders, The Tangerines Honours: Division One runners-up 1955-56; FA Cup winners 1953, FA Cup runners-up 1948, 1951 Last in top flight: 1971 Manager: Ian Holloway Legend: Sir Stanley Matthews: He may have been born in Stoke, but it was at Blackpool the man regarded as one of the greatest Englishman ever to play the game earned his spurs
SUBSTITUTES Sion Edwards (for Smyth 69 min) Earned his spurs
with that brilliant free-kick to lay on the winner 7.
Andy Carroll has earned his spurs
, of course, with his pointsaver at Stoke being his third Premier League goal of the season.
But play continued and Sheriffe earned his spurs
while Leeds had centre Carl Ablett sin-binned.
Not that he hadn't already earned his spurs
in the business.
Selection for the Under 16 section of the big event in Portugal between September 10-18 is a great achievement for the King James's pupil, who fishes for Barnsley and District and earned his spurs
in the England trial at Stourport.
The 13-year-old earned his spurs
after medalling up and down the country this season and taking third place on his international debut in France.
KALAMAN earned his spurs
when taking the Scottish Derby at Ayr last month, and another journey not quite so far north beckons in the Juddmonte International at York on Tuesday.
Also from the City Of Brotherly Love, bassman Harold McGilberry has the almost impossible task of replacing the late, much-loved Melvin Franklin but he earned his spurs
with 70s five-piece the Futures, so he fits the bill just fine.