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.
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.
13 July 2014 11:07 PM
A look at the individual performances from the World Cup final
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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