Manchester United Women supporters hang up team flags before the game Manchester United Women v Lewes Women, Women's Championship football match, Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, UK - 11 May 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Meet the Manchester United Women Barmy Army: Iain Sealey

The Manchester United Women’s Barmy Army are the most fanatical supporters’ group in the FA Women’s Super League.

Since their formation in 2018, the loud and loyal group of followers have backed Casey Stoney’s side home and away in their numbers, playing their own unique part in United’s FA Women’s Championship title win last season and their push up the FA Women’s Super League this term.
Barmy Army member Jack Morris (@ripper48) has joined forces with the FA Women’s Super League Full-Time website and is profiling each member of the group. This week, we learn about Iain Sealey, one of the people behind the scenes of the Manchester United Women’s Barmy Army operation.
Name: Iain Sealey
Nickname: Skiddles
Age: 34
Location: West Sussex
What is your role within the Manchester United Women’s Barmy Army?
I am a matchday commentator for the ‪@barmyarmyMUWFC‬ Twitter account.
What do you do when you’re not cheering on Manchester United?
I am a senior operations specialist for an aviation services company.
What is your favourite United chant or song?
“We’ve got Leah Galton!” & “Banks of the Irwell”.
What do you listen to away from the football pitch?
Anything from Two Steps from Hell.
Who is your favourite player?
Leah Galton.
What is your favourite thing to eat?
A good steak, cooked medium-rare with Béarnaise sauce.
You’re making me hungry, Iain. What is your drink of choice?
A traditional sweet apple cider.
It’s an away day for the United Women. What are you eating?
I love a bit of pub grub after the game, if possible. If not, hot dog and chips.
I could go for a bit of that with mustard and ketchup, please. What do you think the players and Casey Stoney think of the Barmy Army?
I know the girls love the support up and down the country, however I do think they all think we are all mad! Wherever the girls go, be it pre-season or hopefully one day away in Europe, I can almost guarantee our members will be there, that’s the dedication this group of people have to this team.
How and why did you join the Barmy Army?
I first met Natalie (Burrell) and a few others at the away game against Crystal Palace in November 2018. I had heard Nat at the home games prior to this, wondering who was making all the noise!
I joined Nat and everyone else for the next home game against Millwall Lionesses and never looked back. From there, that group became the Manchester United Women’s Barmy Army.
By Jack Morris (@ripper48)

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