Grand Final – Richmond v Geelong: Dreamtime for Queensland Tiger fans at the Gabba

Enjoy the first of many Queensland-based Tigers supporters re-telling an infamous night. Finally getting to attend a Grand Final up north gave opportunities for photos and normal celebrations that the prevailing Richmond Football Club deserved.

Almanac Footy: From the Arctic to a Grand Final at the Gabba, who would have thought?

To say Richard Marlow has travelled a long way in 2020 would be understating it. He’s pretty happy to score tickets to Saturday’s Grand Final.

Round 10 – Richmond v Brisbane: Tuesday Night Football in the heart of the Footy Hub – Beware the Tigers in the wilds of Carrara

It’s a long way from the Arctic to Banana but Richard Marlow finally got to see his beloved Tigers play their premiership-style brand of footy, albeit on his TV.

Ex-players turned sports commentator – the best of the best.

As he gets back into the decidedly non-Arctic swing of things in sunny Queensland, Richard Marlow ponders on who has made the most successful transition from playing sport to sitting in front of a microphone and talking about it. Anyone he’s missed?

Almanac Life – From the Arctic to Brisvegas: Richard is finally home

After a month of travelling, including two periods of self-isolation, Richard Marlow is finally back at home in Brisbane. He discovered that the old saying is true – ‘There’s no place like home’! – Australia, that is.

In isolation in a Sydney hotel, what goes through your mind?

Richard Marlow, the former Arctic warrior, is now in isolation in a Sydney hotel with a further stint in Queensland to follow. He tells us what’s going on in his mind.

The journey home from the Arctic – well almost! An odyssey in itself.

Wow! What an epic journey it has been for Richard Marlow to return to Australia from the wilds of the Arctic before the borders are closed. Read his amazing journey here.

Goodbye from your Arctic Correspondent signing off for now….until I’m Home in Bris Vegas

With heartfelt sentiments Richard Marlow says goodbye to the Arctic and ponders the future as he attempts to get back home to Oz before he is locked out! Bon voyage Richard!

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Following the Tiges in the gleam and cold shadow of Nature’s sensational Aurora Borealis

The Almanac Arctic representative Richard Marlow between listening to the Richmond and Carlton game, and trying to obtain photos of the Northern Lights, updates life in a chilly Arctic.

Richo and a word of “encouragement” – a story to lift the spirits in troubling times

Richard of the Arctic has a humorous memory to share of that eternally tragic yet heroic figure – Matthew Richardson – being confronted by a fan over his goalkicking ability.

Richmond: a jilted love(r’s) story

Deep within the Arctic Circle, Richard Marlow recounts his years as a Tigers fan in this rollicking personal history.

611.5 km Ice Road Race – The toughest sporting event I’ve ever heard of… no really!!!

Richard Marlow was just minding his own business, driving along an ice river, when he encountered the toughest sporting event he’s ever heard of.

What is better for captaincy: confidence or arrogance? Or a bit of both?

Whiling his time away in the Arctic, Richard Marlow read Eddie Jones’ autobiography and contemplated the qualities of the various Australian cricket captains of the past 60 years. See if you agree with his appraisals.

“It’s Cold” – our Arctic correspondent responds to “It’s Hot” by John Harms

Richard Marlow, snow bound in Canada’s Arctic North West Territories, responds to ‘It’s Hot!’ by John Harms.

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.