As for Jeff, yes it was his money and he has the right to do with it as he wishes, but we all invested emotional capital in Canvey, and as Spiderman's uncle said "with great power comes great responsibility".
I'm not particularly anti-Chelmsford, what's the point? I'm sure they have a lot of committed and decent supporters just like us. However, I must admit that I allow myself a rye smile when I see that their attendances aren't much better than ours last season )okay, I know we were in the Conference).
A key factor for survival in football today is knowing your place, and improving on it gradually. A visit from the short-term money-fairy isn't going to change the long term nature of non-league clubs and may do irreparable damage, leaving those committed fans as those suffering most.