Nicolas Pepe unhappy over Unai Emery sacking at Arsenal but highlights Freddie Ljungberg positive

first_imgPepe admits it was ‘painful’ to see Unai Emery leave Arsenal (Getty Images)‘We must not forget that. For me, it was something painful.’AdvertisementAdvertisementWhen asked about Ljungberg’s arrival, Pepe said: ‘As he was a player, he understands us better.‘He speaks a lot with us, so for us it is quite simple for us to understand him like for him it is quite easy to understand us.‘Right now there are some players who are playing others who are not. That’s football, it’s like that. It is the coach who decides.‘If I am on the bench, it is up to me to put the work in to get back in the starting line-up.’ Nicolas Pepe unhappy over Unai Emery sacking at Arsenal but highlights Freddie Ljungberg positive Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Dec 2019 9:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link388Shares Nicolas Pepe has spoken out on Unai Emery and Freddie Ljungberg (RMC Sport)Nicolas Pepe admits it was ‘painful’ to see Arsenal sack Unai Emery but admits Freddie Ljungberg has a better understanding with the players.Arsenal took the decision to sack Emery last week after a poor run of results and have appointed Ljungberg as an interim manager until the club’s hierarchy can agree on a permanent replacement.Pepe struggled to find his best form under Emery, who guided Arsenal to just one win in his last nine games in charge.But the £72 million summer signing still admits he was unhappy to see Emery lose his job.ADVERTISEMENT‘It was painful because he is a coach who gave me the chance to come to Arsenal,’ Pepe told RMC Sport. Comment Nicolas Pepe has struggled to make an impact since his £72m move (AP Photo)‘It is normal for people to criticise me as much as they are doing because I am not making the difference in each match.‘I understand them. It is certainly up to me to reverse this situation through hard work.‘There are lots of aspects that I need to improve.‘Score more quickly, take the opportunities to score that I’ve been missing. It’s like that, that’s football.‘I also need to improve on the physical aspect because coming from France to England, there is this box-to-box aspect that you have to take into account.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Pepe says Freddie Ljungberg has a better understanding with Arsenal’s players (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityPepe also admits he understands criticism following his subdued start at Arsenal and insists he needs to improve in several areas.‘I would say that my start has been a bit negative,’ said Pepe.‘Based on my own expectations of myself, I expected a bit more.‘I expect more and it is up to me to work hard and make the difference in each match. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Gender Dysphoria and Surgical Abuse – Dr John Whitehall

first_imgQuadrant.org.au 15 December 2016Family First Comment: A fabulous article with thorough research from an independent academic, not an activist seeking to exploit children. The whole article is worth reading, but there are two sections that we wanted to highlight – especially as it relates to some research in NZ….. How common is childhood gender dysphoria?No one really knows because there is “an absence of formal prevalence studies”[6][7] and estimates vary greatly. The leader of Toronto’s Transgender Youth Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children, Dr Joey Bonifacio, says estimates based on adult dysphoria clinics range from 0.005 to 0.014 per cent for men convinced they are women and 0.002 to 0.003 per cent for women convinced they are men, but believes they are “likely modest underestimates”[8]. Bonifacio’s statistics are the same as those declared in the bible of psychiatry, DSM-5[9].In Australia, prominence has been given to a cross-sectional questionnaire distributed to 8500 adolescents in New Zealand (“Youth 12”) which reported 1.2 per cent answered “Yes” to the question, “Do you think you are transgender? This is a girl who feels like she should have been a boy, or a boy who feels like he should have been a girl.” 95 per cent denied being transgender, 2.5 per cent replied they were “unsure”, and 1.7 per cent “did not understand” the question. The estimate of 1.2 per cent is promoted by leaders of the gender dysphoria service at Melbourne Children’s Hospital[10], but the progenitors of the “Safe Schools” program appear to have inflated the figure to 4 per cent by adding the unsure 2.5 per cent.[11]Results of such tick-in-the-box questionnaires are unreliable. According to DSM-5, childhood gender dysphoria can only be diagnosed if there is “a marked incongruence” between natal and perceived gender lasting “at least six months”, “manifested by at least six” features, including “a strong desire … and insistence”, together with a “strong preference” for the company, clothing and toys of the opposite sex and its role in fantasy play, and associated with rejection of the stereotypes of its natal sex, including anatomy. Also, to comply with “dysphoria”, there should be “significant distress or impairment … in functioning”.The unreliability of such questionnaires is emphasised in the Journal of Homosexuality in its consideration of the prevalence of suicide in sexual minorities[12]. It warns that conclusions are limited because they are based on “retrospective” data, “do not effectively allow cause and effect relationships to be discerned” including “co-occurring mental disorders”, are “restricted” in the number of questions they can ask to elucidate facts and are weakened by the possibility of incomprehension of the questions.Is it any surprise that reliability of responses from adolescents has been questioned?[13] In the New Zealand survey deemed authoritative by some in Australia, 36.5 per cent of adolescents in this land of the All Blacks declared they did not understand the question: have you ever been “hit or physically harmed by another person?”…. The New Zealand survey of adolescents (“Youth 12”) deemed authoritative by some in Australia asked about “self-harm” in the previous year. Of non-transgenders 23.4 per cent replied “Yes”, as did 45.5 per cent of “transgenders” but 23.7 per cent reckoned they did not understand the question. When asked about attempted suicide, 4.1 per cent of non-transgenders replied “Yes”, as did 19.8 per cent of “transgenders”, but 13.3 per cent declared incomprehension.AND JUST TO MAKE YOU REAL QUEEZY….Stage 3: SurgeryAccording to international guidelines, “sex realignment surgery” may be performed from eighteen years, though there are reports of it occurring earlier in private clinics[37]. Mastectomy, however, may be performed at a younger age if developing breasts increase dysphoria.…Creating ersatz female genitals is easiest: an orifice is created in the perineum, lined with skin from a filleted penis and, sometimes, deepened by transplanted bowel. The scrotum forms labia. The glans is grafted above the orifice and the urethral tube is shortened.Creating male genitals is harder. One surgeon declared that “the task assumes nearly Herculean dimensions”[38] but this underestimates the ingenuity and range of objectives while exaggerating results. Hercules was always successful: creation of a penis is not. Some patients settle for a clitoris enlarged by male hormones. Others aspire to a penetrative organ, or at least one that can deliver urine when its owner is standing. In these cases, a shaft may be attempted from tissue grafted from thigh or even forearm and stiffened with a length of bone. Reversing the biblical account of the origin of females, bone from a woman’s rib may now turn her into someone with a male phallus. A glans may be fashioned from a graft of inner-skin and the tube that delivers urine may be lined with mucous membranes from the mouth. The appearance of a scrotum may be achieved by creating a sac from the labia and inserting two artificial testicles.SCARY! But this is what activists are pushing on our vulnerable young people. Shameful.READ MORE: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2016/12/gender-dysphoria-child-surgical-abuse/last_img read more