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.
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City analysis: Five things we learnt, including an interested Yaya Toure makes all the difference
21 October 2014 07:33 PM
The Premier League champions were held to a frustrating draw
24 September 2014 01:24 AM
A look at all the third-round action
Partizan Belgrade vs Tottenham Hotspur team news: Fazio and Stambouli make full Tottenham debuts in Europa League tie in Belgrade
18 September 2014 05:40 PM
The Europa League tie kicks off at 6pm
Switzerland vs England player ratings: How did Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Fabian Delph do in Basel?
08 September 2014 10:11 PM
Switzerland 0 England 2
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.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
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