The Arctic Almanacker reflects on life in the North West Territories

Richard Marlow has time to reflect on life as he continues his work in the far north of Canada. He appreciates the support and camaraderie of the Almanac community.

“Backlift!” an ode to the Prince who strode onto Junction Oval for the best of causes

Some of the old VFL grounds played host to spirited contests with plenty of goodwill in the stands this weekend, but only the Junction Oval featured cricket and pleasingly for those who loved watching his peerless strokes, the Prince of Port of Spain himself, Brian Lara.

Almanac Teams: So who would the Aussie Nickname XI play against? A World XI of course!

Here’s the much anticipated ODI opposition for the Australian men with mighty nicknames, the World XI!

Almanac Teams: Best Australian Nickname XI (ODI)

Here is an Australian XI made up of nicknames (the nicknames cannot include any element of the player’s name).

Brains versus Brawn: What Wins in Sport – an example from the Australian Open

What wins in the end, Power or Skill, Brains or Brawn? It’s the age-old question. JuneeJunction adds a perspective from the freezing tundra of Arctic Canada.

State of Origin Canadian style: Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames

A fight at the ice hockey set Richard Marlow to pondering the eternal issues around violence in sport.

An Arctic Almanacker: Southampton v West Ham – Hammers’ heart attack material (yet again).

From the icy climes of Northern Canada, Richard Marlow returns with a take on the clash between Southampton and his West Ham side in the EPL.

From your new Almanac correspondent above the Arctic Circle ….an Introduction

Welcome to our new Footy Almanac correspondent Richard Marlow reporting all the way from the frozen north of the Arctic Circle. Check out Richard’s background and how he came to be in the Arctic. [Welcome to the team Richard!]