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The Blues supporters copy the likes of Manchester City in the doing the Poznan at all their games, rain or shine.
A small number of Barking FC supporters have taken to doing the ‘Poznan’ to warm up on cold nights while watching the Blues.
The ‘Poznan’ involves turning your back on the pitch and linking arms whilst bouncing up and down and became a craze in English football terraces when Manchester City fans copied it from supporters of Polish side Lech Poznan when they met in the Europa Cup action some years ago.
It has since spread throughout parts of the Premier League but now looks like it’s filtered down to the Essex Senior League.
Barking boss, Mick O’Shea thinks that it shows fantastic spirit; “We’ve got about five or six blokes who have taken to doing the Poznan when we score and I think it’s so funny.
“It’s shows good spirits when they’re out there supporting us on a cold night as lets be honest we haven’t had anything except a cold night this year.
“The players enjoy it and I think even the other teams supporters appreciate it and I think it’s fantastic.”
Football supporters are used to seeing hundreds or even thousands of people ‘doing the Poznan’ but the Mayesbrook Park version probably looks a little more like this video which is apparently the first ever Poznan to be seen at a Cricket match.