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.
Chelsea 2 PSG 0 - player ratings: Andre Schurrle may have come off the bench, but could anyone match him in the ratings?
09 April 2014 01:00 AM
All the Champions League player ratings from Stamford Bridge
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
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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