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.
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
05 June 2014 12:00 PM
Who boosted their chances of being included in Roy Hodgson's starting XI against Italy?
27 May 2014 06:41 PM
Spurs have appointed yet another new manager, but season-ticket holder James Mariner knows it won't necessarily lead to a change in results on the pitch
16 May 2014 11:34 AM
Spurs supporters have a reason to hope their greatest rivals overcome Hull City at Wembley on Saturday
14 May 2014 01:00 AM
James Mariner argues the right decision was made
02 May 2014 12:47 AM
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
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
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