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.
Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Spurs will be careful not to repeat the Burnley near miss of 2009 against the Blades
27 January 2015 06:04 PM
Spurs fans may have a feeling of deja vu heading to Bramall Lane
26 January 2015 12:30 AM
Tonight sees the climax of Group B, with 2012 winners Zambia, currently bottom, requiring victory against Cape Verde to make the quarter-finals
26 January 2015 12:28 AM
Gareth Bale won and scored the last-minute winning penalty for Real to give the European champions a 15th win in 16 league games
Manchester United player ratings: Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao? Who was United's best player in goalless draw at Cambridge?
23 January 2015 10:17 PM
Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0
23 January 2015 03:24 PM
I can’t help feeling ITV have made their move too soon
African Cup of Nations 2015: Ghana hope Asamoah Gyan's return can resurrect campaign while Sadio Mane could be back for Senegal
22 January 2015 11:11 PM
Ghana are hopeful over the chances of former Sunderland forward Asamoah Gyan returning to reignite their African Cup of Nations campaign against Algeria on Friday night.
Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1 player ratings: Eden Hazard? Raheem Sterling? Steven Gerrard? Who was the star man?
20 January 2015 10:10 PM
Capital One Cup semi-final first leg ends in a draw
Manchester City 0 Arsenal 2 player ratings: Santi Cazorla? Francis Coquelin? Olivier Giroud? Who was the star man?
18 January 2015 07:16 PM
A look at the individual performances at the Etihad
Copa del Rey 2014/15: Fernando Torres scores twice as Atletico Madrid send holders Real Madrid out of Cup
15 January 2015 11:26 PM
Striker hits first goals since return to his boyhood club
07 January 2015 04:36 PM
Arsenal's trip to Brighton will also be shown on television
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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- 3 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Ian Brady: Moors murderer announces his support for Ukip and the SNP