GIVEN I grew up in Essex and I have been watching non-league football for more than 30 years, it was perhaps surprising that I had never been to Chelmsford City until last weekend. But it was a reminder that the team from the county town of Essex once had aspirations to become a Football League club and you sense that those ambitions may still exist among some Clarets fans. Back in the late 1960s, it was announced at our school that we would be benefitting from the experience of a “professional footballer” for our games lessons on Friday afternoons. Naturally, among football-mad kids, this generated no small amount of excitement and speculation soon started as to the name of this player. As we traded…