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.
12 May 2012 12:00 AM
Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has implored his players to keep their focus as they chase their first Ligue 1 title. With wealthy Paris St-Germain set to dominate for years to come, it could mean they are already in the last-chance saloon.
07 May 2012 12:00 AM
Champions Celtic fell to a first league defeat in six matches as Scott Robertson's header was enough to give Dundee United a 1-0 win at Tannadice yesterday.
23 April 2012 12:00 AM
Genoa's 4-1 home defeat to Siena yesterday was suspended for nearly an hour, with Genoa "Ultra" fans demanding their players hand back their club shirts which the supporters claimed they had dishonoured.
26 March 2012 12:00 AM
The Good, The Bad and The Odd
19 March 2012 12:00 AM
It had started just like any other Tottenham match. The sloppy start, which had allowed Bolton to take an early lead, followed almost immediately by Kyle Walker levelling from a Gareth Bale cross, leading to sardonic chants of 'Gareth Bale, he plays on the left', in reference to his recent positioning on the right.
27 February 2012 04:14 PM
Man for man marking from Wembley Stadium
22 February 2012 12:59 PM
Man for man marking from the Stadio San Paolo
16 February 2012 12:00 AM
Zenit St Petersburg 3 Benfica 2
15 February 2012 12:00 AM
Bayer Leverkusen 1 Barcelona 3
15 February 2012 12:00 AM
Two Gary Taylor-Fletcher goals extended play-off candidates Blackpool's unbeaten run to 10 matches as Ian Holloway's side beat Doncaster 3-1 last night to move up to fourth in the Championship.
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