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.
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
Chelsea 2 PSG 0 - player ratings: Andre Schurrle may have come off the bench, but could anyone match him in the ratings?
09 April 2014 01:00 AM
All the Champions League player ratings from Stamford Bridge
Tottenham v Sunderland: Sunderland can pull off a miracle and escape Premier League relegation, says Gus Poyet
07 April 2014 01:00 AM
Weekend results mean the Black Cats need a win as they lie seven points adrift of safety at the foot of the table
PSG 3 Chelsea 1 - player ratings: Could Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Eden Hazard come close to the superb Ezequiel Lavezzi?
03 April 2014 01:00 AM
All the player ratings from the Champions League quarter-final first leg
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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