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.
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
Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur: George Boyd backs confident Burnley to spring FA Cup shock against Spurs
04 January 2015 10:59 PM
Emmanuel Adebayor could feature for Spurs tonight for the first time in two months
30 December 2014 10:29 PM
Ipswich maintained their promotion charge with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Charlton to remain second in the Championship, a point behind Bournemouth.
2015 Sporting Calendar: Rugby World Cup, Wimbledon, The Ashes, Tour de France and Cricket World Cup dates
28 December 2014 06:22 PM
Looking ahead to all the sporting events of 2015
23 December 2014 06:04 PM
The best sporting quotes in 2014
21 December 2014 05:14 PM
Anything but a defeat by two goals or more would leave Blues top of the table on Christmas morning
22 October 2014 10:53 PM
Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 3
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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