6.3.14

Meuwsen beker (Amsterdam) 1912-1914

1912
In April 1912 an Easter tournament was played at Amsterdam- the trophy was donated by famous hat-dealer, J. S. Meuwsen.
The following teams participated:


Ajax (Netherlands)
Antwerp  (Belgium)  


FC Lloyd (Germany)
A Bremen club, probably representatives of the Dynamo Lloyd automotive factory.

GVC (Netherlands)
Wageningen based GVC (Go Ahead-Victoria Combination) are one of Netherlands oldest clubs, formed in 1903 as a merger of Go Ahead (founded 1886) and Victoria (founded 1889). In the seasons 1910-1911 and 1911-1912 GVC were runners up to Sparta Rotterdam in the national championships. The games were held in Het Houten Stadion.

07.04.12 
Antwerp
 ?
 ?
FC Lloyd
07.04.12 
Ajax
1
2
GVC
08.04.12 
GVC
2
1
Antwerp    
08.04.12 
Ajax
6
0
FC Lloyd


1913
For the 1913 edition Ajax were joined by:

Werder Bremen (Germany)
Founded in 1899- the Green-Whites were founder members of the DFB (1900).


Cercle S. Brugeois  (Belgium)  
Founded in 1899 as Cercle Sportif Brugeois by former students of the Saint Francis Xavier Institute. Cercle won the Belgian national championship in the 1910–11 season.

West Norwood  (England)   
This tournament teaches us much about the gulf in class between English and continental football at the time. Although London's West Norwood had employed professional players since 1903 they were in the Isthmian League and the season had seen them finish bottom with a record of p 20 w 3 d 3 l 14. They had last played in the FA Cup in 1906- 07, losing 9-1 to Accrington Stanley of the Lancashire Combination. They did however win the London Senior Cup that seasonWest Norwood were badly affected by the relatively successful Crystal Palace moving into their neighbourhood.
The club had originally been formed as Stanley FC in 1887. They became West Norwood in 1889. Having played in a variety of locations in south London they settled at Herne Hill. In 1915 Crystal Palace of the Southern League took over this stadium and West Norwood slipped into decline.  


11.05.13 
Ajax
 1
 0
Werder Bremen
11.05.13 
West Norwood
3
0
Cercle S. Brugeois    
12.05.13 
Werder Bremen
1
0
Cercle S. Brugeois    
12.05.13 
West Norwood
1
0
Ajax


1914
West Norwood returned to defend their title, Ajax again hosted. The other participants were:


Stade Français (France) 
Now better known for Rugby Union, Stade had been operating a football section since 1888.

Groningen VC   (Netherlands)  
West Norwood notched up a second successive victory over Ajax. Their showing in the  Isthmian league had also been improved- 10th out of 11 ( p 20 w 4 d 3 l 13).


      
12.04.14 
Ajax
 2
 1
Stade Français
12.04.14 
West Norwood
5
1
Groningen VC          
13.04.14 
Stade Français
6
2
Groningen VC          
13.04.14 
West Norwood
1
0
Ajax