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.
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
04 February 2014 10:05 AM
Man-for-man marking from this Premier League meeting
FA Cup draw: Premier League top four Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool meet in fifth round
27 January 2014 01:00 AM
The draw pits the current Premier League top four against each other
20 January 2014 01:00 AM
How the players fared in the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge
Transfer news: Despite splitting opinion at Tottenham for an unsettled career, Jermain Defoe will rightfully join the Spurs Hall of Fame
11 January 2014 01:16 PM
Following the confirmation of his move to MLS side Toronto FC, Defoe brings to an end a somewhat unfulfilled partnership with Spurs that often saw him - rightly or wrongly - overlooked
16 December 2013 06:26 PM
We analyse the impact of the seven players brought in during the summer to fill a Gareth Bale shaped hole
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
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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