James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics since June 2007. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties (I made the tea once), supervising workies and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Europa League, being a Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He cites Brian Sears and Ledley King among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Burnley v Hull City. On a good day.
22 October 2014 10:53 PM
Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City analysis: Five things we learnt, including an interested Yaya Toure makes all the difference
21 October 2014 07:33 PM
The Premier League champions were held to a frustrating draw
24 September 2014 01:24 AM
A look at all the third-round action
Partizan Belgrade vs Tottenham Hotspur team news: Fazio and Stambouli make full Tottenham debuts in Europa League tie in Belgrade
18 September 2014 05:40 PM
The Europa League tie kicks off at 6pm
Switzerland vs England player ratings: How did Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Fabian Delph do in Basel?
08 September 2014 10:11 PM
Switzerland 0 England 2
07 September 2014 11:02 PM
Gibraltar’s first competitive game was a one-sided affair last night, as they were thumped 7-0 by Poland in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.
25 August 2014 10:30 PM
A look at the individual performances following Manchester City's 3-1 victory at the Etihad
19 August 2014 10:44 PM
Stuart Pearce's side maintained unbeaten start
Football is back! But it's not the Premier League that unites the masses, it's fantasy football time
15 August 2014 02:14 PM
The game that brings work-places and offices together to compete for 10 months of the year
Arsenal vs Manchester City player ratings: Who was the star man - Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud or Aaron Ramsey?
10 August 2014 07:23 PM
Arsenal 3 Manchester City 0
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more