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.
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
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
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
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EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
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