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.
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
Manchester United 1 Bayern Munich 1 player ratings: Who was United's best player - Nemanja Vidic or Wayne Rooney?
02 April 2014 01:00 AM
All the player ratings from an entertaining encounter at Old Trafford
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
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 1 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 2 Watch: Man takes selfie every mile of 2,600 mile hike, creates amazing timelapse video
- 3 The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
- 4 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories