Patsy then joined Benvue, a team in the Clean Speech League. He then moved up to the juvenile side, Renfrew St. James. He then moved up again to Clydebank Juniors and began to attract the attention of scouts from senior clubs. They could see his talent which was impressive, but had doubts due to his puny, frail appearance. Despite this he received offers of a trial with Clyde F.C and Celtic. During his trial period he scored twice in a 6-1 defeat of Dumfries and three times in a 5-0 win against an British Army XI.
He revitalised Celtic's team which had slipped to fifth place in the league for season 1910-11 as the great team, that had included Jimmy Quinn and Jimmy McMenemy which had won six successive league titles in a row began to tire. With Gallacher in the team Celtic won seven League Championships, four Scottish Cups, four Glasgow Cups and eleven Glasgow Charity Cups
To play alongside Patsy Gallacher in national cup final was a dream. Patsy was the fastest man over 10 yards. He moved at great speed and he could stop immediately sending opponents in all directions. He could win a game when the rest of us were just thinking about it — Jimmy McGrory
Within 20 yards of goal Patsy Gallacher was the most dangerous forward I have ever seen. You never knew what he would do. Often he would wriggle through, past man after man, with defenders reluctant to tackle in case they gave away a penalty kick — Alan Morton of Rangers and Scotland
Many people have asked me how Patsy would have stood up to the rigours of the modern game. He would have strolled through it. There is no present day player in this country that I would put anywhere near his class. Even Jimmy Johnstone, with all his talents, never reached the Gallacher heights. Gallacher was always advancing; there was no doubling back and playing across the field. Everything he did was positive. — Jimmy McGrory
There never was a player like him, and I often wonder if we shall see his like again. I wish we could, just to show the present day players that we of Patsy Gallacher's time had something to boast about — Alan Morton
He was the greatest who ever kicked a ball. — Tommy Cairns of Rangers
Patsy was the complete footballer. He had wonderful ball control, he had tricks of manipulation all his own. His body swerve and ability to change pace, which never came from practice but obviously were natural gifts, were a sore problem to opponents — Sir Robert Kelly
So long as there is a Celtic the name of Patsy Gallacher will be revered, and his sons and their families can rightly be proud of that. — Sir Robert Kelly
The best book on Patsy Gallacher is "The Mighty Atom" by David Potter, published by the Parrs Wood Press 2000
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