James Mariner is a journalist who has been boring The Independent sports desk with mindless statistics for over four years. Helping with various, wide-ranging desk duties and the endless researching of panels, James has an unnatural love of all things football, and in particular the Premier League. He cites Brian Sears among his heroes and can even find something interesting in Stoke v Blackburn Rovers. On a good day.
Tottenham v Sunderland: Sunderland can pull off a miracle and escape Premier League relegation, says Gus Poyet
07 April 2014 01:00 AM
Weekend results mean the Black Cats need a win as they lie seven points adrift of safety at the foot of the table
PSG 3 Chelsea 1 - player ratings: Could Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Eden Hazard come close to the superb Ezequiel Lavezzi?
03 April 2014 01:00 AM
All the player ratings from the Champions League quarter-final first leg
Manchester United 1 Bayern Munich 1 player ratings: Who was United's best player - Nemanja Vidic or Wayne Rooney?
02 April 2014 01:00 AM
All the player ratings from an entertaining encounter at Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 Manchester City 3 - player ratings: Who were the best and worst performers at Old Trafford?
26 March 2014 12:13 AM
Manchester City eased past their neighbours Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Borussia Dortmund 1 Zenit St Petersburg 2 match report: Dortmund survive late Russian scare to go through
19 March 2014 11:29 PM
Borussia Dortmund win 5-4 on aggregate
11 March 2014 04:07 PM
Frenchman becomes the second Spurs player in six weeks to win appeal
Olympiakos 2 Manchester United 0 - player ratings: Which player scored lowest for David Moyes' side?
26 February 2014 01:00 AM
A disastrous night for United saw them dominated by Olympiakos in Athens
19 February 2014 01:00 AM
Lionel Messi scored from the spot before Alves added a second at the death
04 February 2014 10:05 AM
Man-for-man marking from this Premier League meeting
FA Cup draw: Premier League top four Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool meet in fifth round
27 January 2014 01:00 AM
The draw pits the current Premier League top four against each other
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
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