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.
07 September 2014 11:02 PM
Gibraltar’s first competitive game was a one-sided affair last night, as they were thumped 7-0 by Poland in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.
25 August 2014 10:30 PM
A look at the individual performances following Manchester City's 3-1 victory at the Etihad
19 August 2014 10:44 PM
Stuart Pearce's side maintained unbeaten start
Football is back! But it's not the Premier League that unites the masses, it's fantasy football time
15 August 2014 02:14 PM
The game that brings work-places and offices together to compete for 10 months of the year
Arsenal vs Manchester City player ratings: Who was the star man - Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud or Aaron Ramsey?
10 August 2014 07:23 PM
Arsenal 3 Manchester City 0
08 August 2014 10:14 PM
Tottenham Hotspur were drawn against the Cypriot club AEL Limassol in the Europa League play-offs yesterday. Spurs reached the last 16 of the competition last season before losing to the eventual finalists and runners-up, Benfica.
13 July 2014 11:07 PM
A look at the individual performances from the World Cup final
Netherlands vs Argentina World Cup 2014: As the Dutch know only too well, looks can be deceiving, as their good starts to tournaments continues to breed disappointment
10 July 2014 03:23 PM
Flying out of their group with ease has become a warning sign that the Netherlands are going to falter when it matters
Netherlands vs Argentina World Cup 2014 player ratings: Lionel Messi or Robin van Persie - who rated higher?
10 July 2014 12:15 AM
Who was the star of the show in the second semi-final?
Spain 1 Netherlands 5 analysis: Why Louis van Gaal's team should not get too carried away after thrashing the champions
14 June 2014 12:51 AM
History shows that great starts do not always mean Dutch success
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 4 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 5 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims