Do you know what’s wrong with Britain today? Lots of things I hear you say. Well, for me, the biggest pain in the arse is the fact that my best is never good enough.

How many of you are sick of your boss waving action plans in front of your faces, or ‘Annual Reviews’ where you get a pat on the back and then a new list of ridiculously inflated targets? In modern Britain it’s never enough to be good at our jobs, society always wants that little bit more.

Now that is fine, I guess, at least we get paid for that crap, but it doesn’t stop there does it? Regular Villa Blog readers will know that our Damian, if he’s not drinking coffee or beer, is usually engaged in some sort of home improvement. Now, we all know he’s not the only one.

If I’m asked to change the colour of the lounge one more time, or install fancy bloody lights in the bathroom, or extend the patio round the corner, I may well end up burying The Demanding One under it.

So, in work, as The Cure might groan, it’s ‘Never Enough’ and at home it’s just the same. I’m guessing you can all see where this is going. Nobody in their right mind loves work, some of us love our wives (some of the time), but the one thing we all love, unconditionally, is Aston Villa Football Club.

But now, the evil of modern Britain is tainting even this formidable love affair. We hear cries of ‘where next?’, ‘not good enough’, ‘next level’, ‘new targets’ blah blah blah.

And it hurts.

So, next time you stare into the mocking eyes of your target setting boss, or tear chunks from your thinning hairline as the wife outlines her latest home improvement schemes, think on your one true love and the demands you place upon her.

Accept Martin. Settle for good. Given time he’ll get their, in his own idiosyncratic way.

James, when not under instruction from his wife or boss, goes by the user name Nanwasafan on the site