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.
03 April 2015 08:37 PM
02 April 2015 08:09 PM
The battle for Premier League riches is tighter than ever with so many clubs in the hunt going into the double-fixture Easter weekend. James Mariner runs the rule over the contenders
31 March 2015 06:57 PM
The Three Lions take on Italy in Turin
29 March 2015 05:58 PM
Lee Casciaro stuns static Scotland defence
18 March 2015 10:23 PM
Barcelona won 1-0 to knock City out of Europe
Chelsea 2 PSG 2 player ratings: Eden Hazard and Thiago Silva among those to impress in Champions League tie
11 March 2015 10:36 PM
A look at the individual performances at Stamford Bridge
PSG 1 Chelsea 1 player ratings: Edinson Cavani? David Luiz? Branislav Ivanovic? Eden Hazard? Who was the star man?
17 February 2015 10:11 PM
The return leg at Stamford Bridge takes place on 11 March
16 February 2015 12:04 AM
The Ligue 1 champions, who welcome Chelsea in the first leg of their last 16 tie, conceded two late goals
16 February 2015 12:00 AM
West Ham’s manager, Sam Allardyce, was left to bemoan the club’s schedule
01 February 2015 11:31 PM
Burnley manager Sean Dyche remained philosophical over his sides’ survival chances, despite a 2-0 defeat at Sunderland
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit