Ken Macbeth Knowles



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Third time proves no charm

The Bundesliga looks a long way away for 1860 at the moment. Photo: Saintamedear, Flickr
There is an old philosophy in football that if you win at home and at least draw on the road, you will succeed in the long-term. You can even lose a...

1860 Munich victorious in Upper Bavarian Derby

Travelling fans of 1860 Munich in the House that Audi Built
There's nothing like a lovable underdog. I should know because I've been following 1860 Munich for years, and for most of that time that's exactly...

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The evening's debaters and host at Schwabing's TamS Theater
I love Fridays. I really do. Not for the reasons you might assume. It's media-related - my reason. I really enjoy the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)...

Bayern hit Stuttgart for six in Southern Derby

The Reds hit back with a bang after falling behind. Photo FC Bayern Munich
Not much was really expected of this derby on a damp day in Munich. The stadium was packed, but it is always packed to the rafters when this team...

Rocking Rotkreutzplatz

Rocking on a hot Sunday afternoon at Rotkreuzplatz -  munichFOTO
Eight hours of music on a beautiful summer's day

In the Neuhausen neighbourhood on Munich's westside, three excellent bands will be playing today at...

Two former German internationals strike for the Lions

Benny put the Lions ahead early. Photo courtesy TSV 1860 Munich
In a topsy-turvy game, the Lions first took the lead and then fell behind, before Daniel Bierofka's 74th minute equaliser ensured a share of the...

German Reunification Day and a Munich Eye Exclusive

From Odeonsplatz to the Siegestor, Ludwigstrasse was a two-day party.
Each year, the celebrations to commemorate the Reunification of Germany move to a different federal state, and this year the honour was Munich's....

Opposing Lions share the spoils

Aygün an unlikely goalscorer for 1860. Photo Tony Mayger, The Munich Eye.
While a win would have been preferable, 1860 Munich must be rather relieved to escape Sunday's fixture with Eintracht Braunschweig with a draw. It was...

Flags at half staff for the victims of the 1972 attacks

Flags lowered at the 40th anniversary ceremony in Fürstenfeldbruck -- munichFOTO
The day in Fürstenfeldbruck was grey and the mood was somber. The flags of Germany, Israel and Bavaria that had been flying high moments earlier were...

Zebras succumb to Lions

Benny with a brace for the Lions. Photo KM TME
1860 Munich go third in the Bundesliga 2nd division as MSV Duisburg suffer their fourth league defeat in a row. The Zebras arrived in Munich after a...

The Hartz IV decade

Waking up on the street at Rindmarkt.     -munichFOTO
Exactly ten years ago today, Peter Hartz released the results of his study entitled Modern Services in the Labour Market (Moderne Dienstleistungen am...

Colourful Munich makes a stand at Rotkreuzplatz

Man on the left giving a passionate speech with massive police protection (photo Ken Macbeth Knowles).
Nazis silenced by impressive numbers on Rotkreuzplatz What do you do if you throw a party and a bunch of unruly, disruptive guests arrive? That was...