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.
Player ratings - Bayern Munich 3 Manchester United 1: Arjen Robben or Franck Ribery? Who was best and could any of David Moyes' men get close?
10 April 2014 01:00 AM
All the Champions League ratings from the Allianz Arena
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
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more