Online articles

2017

52. Parnell, D. & Widdop, P. (2017). Challenging football’s old boys’ network. Training Ground Guru.

51. Parnell, D. (2017). Levein commits ultimate Sporting Director no-no. Training Ground Guru.

50. Parnell, D. (2017). Expert Analysis on Crystal Palace Sporting Director Recruitment. Training Ground Guru. 

49. Austin, S., Widdop, P., & Parnell, D. (2017). Chelsea loan players to 87 clubs in five seasons. Training Ground Guru.

48. Parnell, D. (2017). Expert analysis on Director of Football recruitment. He won’t pick the side, but the incoming Director of Football will be a key part of the team at Rangers. Evening Times and Herald Scotland, interview with Christopher Jacks.

47. Parnell, D. (2017). Expert analysis on Sporting Director recruitment. Training Ground Guru.

46. Parnell, D. (2017). Interview: Is Stuart Webber the right man to turn Norwich City’s fortunes around? ITV, interview with Andy Ward.

45. Parnell, D and Widdop, P. (2017). Where do you find a Sporting Director in football? The Football Collective.

44. Parnell, D. (2017). Interview: Sporting Director: Football’s most misunderstood job? Training Ground Guru.

43. Chadwick, S., Widdop, P., and Parnell, D. (2017). A feast for wolves. South China Morning Post.

42.Chadwick, S., Widdop, P., and Parnell, D. (2017). A feast for wolves: China’s richest man is hunting the global sports and entertainment industry. Asia & The Pacific Policy Society.

41. Parnell, D., and Millward, P. (2017). Is austerity the biggest threat to sport of our time? Connect Sport.

40. Parnell et al., (2017). Opinion: Can council-funded sport survive austerity? Sport Management, Issue 128

2016

39. Bond, A., Widdop, P., and Parnell, D. (2016). A networked view of the international mobility of minors in football. The Football Collective.

38. Chadwick, S., Widdop, P., and Parnell, D. (2016). What’s the link between Wolves, Brad Pitt and UK broadcaster Channel 4? The Chinese concept of ‘guanxi’ holds the key. South China Morning Post.

37. Chadwick, S., Widdop, P., and Parnell, D. (2016). The guanxi of football. Asia & The Pacific Policy Society.

36. Bond, A., Parnell, D., and Widdop, P. (2016). The Battle for Badges. The Football Collective.

35. Parnell, D. and Widdop, P. (2016). The value of golf to health. Connect Sport.

34. Parnell, D. and Widdop, P. (2016). Football agents should not be sent off – they just need a better set of rules. The Conversation.

33. Widdop, P, Parnell, D. and Asghar, T. (2016). The ‘Networked’ rise and power of the Football Super-Agent. The Football Collective.

32. Parnell, D. (2016). Children, youth and physical activity – in schools during leisure time. Connect Sport.

31. Parnell, D. and Widdop. P. (2016). THE POTENTIAL LEGACY OF THE 2016 FIFA FUTSAL WORLD CUP COLOMBIA. Futsal Focus.

30. Parnell, D. and Morby, L. (2016). Reflections on participation: Social or sporting capital? Connect Sport.

29. Parnell, D. and Widdop. P. (2016). Where did it all go wrong for grassroots football? The Conversation.

28. Widdop, P. and Parnell, D. (2016). Golf: widening the gap between those who can and cannot. Sport Matters, The Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh.

27. Parnell, D. (2016). Football and Health: what we know and where do we go? The Football Collective. 

26. Parnell, D. (2016). Heads up! How small-sided football can help the nation’s health. The Football Collective.

25. Parnell, D. (2016). Football: the new drug in the fight against lifestyle diseases. Connect Sport.

24. Parnell, D. (2016). How can sport organisations promote health? Connect Sport.

23. Parnell, D., Cope, E., Bailey R., & Widdop, P. (2016). The new sports strategy and the outsourcing of Primary Physical Education. The Sports Think Tank.

22. Parnell, D., Curran, K., & Philpott, M. (2016). Healthy Stadia: an insight from policy to practice. Connect Sport.

21. Parnell, D., Cardoso-Castro, P.P., & Cardenas, A. (2016). Football for good. The Football Collective.

2015

20. Parnell, D, Widdop, P., & King, N. (2015). Local authority cuts loom large over community sport. Connect Sport.

19. Parnell, D, Cope, E., & Bailey, R. (2015). Football clubs and school sport: The badge is not enough. Connect Sport.

18. Parnell, D., & Widdop, P. (2015) OLYMPIC LEGACY FAILURE, SPORT AND LEISURE CUTS, DWINDLING PARTICIPATION FIGURES: CAN UNIVERSITIES HELP?The Sports Think Tank.

17. Parnell, D, Rosenbaum, S, Curran, K., & Stubbs, B. (2015). The role of sport in tackling mental health. Connect Sport.

16. Parnell, D. Curran, K., & Miranda, N. (2015). Resilience and the Homeless World Cup. Connect Sport.

15. Parnell, D., & Widdop, P. (2015). Austerity and Sport for Health. Sport Matters, The Academy of Sport, University of Edinburgh.

14. Hylton, K, Long, J, Parnell, D., & Rankin A. J. (2015). Race Equality Foundation Briefing: ‘Race’, Racism and Participation in SportRace Equality Foundation.

13. Parnell, D., & Widdop, P. (2015). “POSTPONED DUE TO PITCH CONDITIONS” GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AND SPORT PARTICIPATION The Sports Think Tank.

12. Parnell, D. (2015). WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LOCAL AUTHORITY SPORT AND LEISURE IN 2015? The Sports Think Tank.

11. Widdop, P., & Parnell, D. (2015) CONSUMPTION AND CLASS: THE CURIOUS CASE OF GOLFLeeds Beckett University.

10. Parnell, D., & Curran, K. (2015). Fifa has been mired in scandal but it deserves some credit for good work around football. The Conversation.

2014

9. Parnell, D. (2014). Austerity cuts to local leisure services is a false economy. The Conversation.

8. Parnell, D. (2014). How investment in sport has helped Medellín shake off its violent past. The Conversation.

7. Parnell, D. (2014). FROM PROTESTS TO ENGLAND’S EARLY EXIT, BRAZIL 2014. HAS ANYONE EVEN MENTIONED THE HEALTH LEGACY OF THE WORLD CUP?Leeds Beckett University.

6. Parnell, D. (2014). Mega-sized sporting events too often fail to deliver health legacy.The Conversation.

5. Parnell, D. (2014). JUST WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SUÁREZ? Leeds Beckett University.

4. Parnell, D. (2014). Football and Inclusivity.  Focus on Equality in Sport. Edition 112.

2012

3. Parnell, D. (2012). Responsible Football: but who’s responsible for making things better? Responsiball.

2011

2. Parnell, D., McGee, C., Foweather, L. & Stratton, G. (2011). SmokeFree Sports,The Advisor: Inspiration in Smoking.

1. Parnell, D., McGee, C., & Foweather, F. (2011). The SmokeFree Sports Coaching Manual, Liverpool PCT (NHS) & Liverpool John Moores University.

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