Does Sirous Mahjoob Even Exist?


Iranian businessman Sirous Mahjoob on Thursday was linked with buying Newcastle United, yet we have been unable to find out too much about this man.

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Yet even in today’s Evening Chronicle there is a report that Derek LLambias will be meeting with the alleged Iranian business tycoon about closing the deal to buy the Tyneside club.

We wonder aloud if this is yet another ruse because we can find no information about this man at all on the inernet.

Usually you can find out information on the internet about anything or anybody – as long as they exist that is.

In an interview with Iranian news agency ILNA, the UAE-based tycoon said that he would hope that the deal to buy the famous Newcastle United club deal would help to strengthen Iranian football.

“My purpose in buying Newcastle is to help Iranian football,”

“Without any question my love and passion for my country has made me want to create a bridge and a good relationship between Iranian football and British football.”

“With this I could be part of making Iranian football grow.”

Until we find out more on this man we should probably take all this with a large pinch of salt because some of the interview gets a little odd.

Mahjoob also said that one of his goals was to use Iranian players and coaches at Newcastle, and revealed that he has approached Ali Daei, a former Iranian International, with a view to having him in a coaching role at the Tyneside club.

The interview continued:

“Ali Daei is a definite priority for coaching the Newcastle team for the first season,”

“Daei is one of my close friends and we have had short conversations together, although we haven’t had serious talks with regards to this.”

“After we purchase the club we will talk with Daei in regards to his presence.”

It could be we are all so thirsty for good news on Newcastle, that we are prone to be taken in (again) by some spoof, so we’re really not sure right now if this phantom Sirous Mahjoob even exists.

However Llambias did say there were a number of interested parties closing in on a deal early  next week, so maybe it is true, but we doubt it.

At least we live in renewed hope that somebody will buy the club next week, because anything will be better than Mike Ashley and the current lot in charge, who have shamed the Newcastle club, its fans and its players.

They have been worse than hopeless over the last 12 months.

Comments very welcome.

PS – if anybody can find any legitimate information on this man – please let us know.

Written from Paris – France.


162 comments so far

  • Lancelot

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Just a little snippet of news for you with regards to team affairs.

    Jonny Godsmark is off on a 6-month loan to Hereford.

    You heard it from Lancelot first 🙂

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Sadly Ed, I do agree with you on this one! As soon as I heard the name I researched it, and could not find anything! I just want to know also if the Sun made up the quotes?

    And also what makes the story lack even more credibility is the fact that originally he was meant to be a Dubai Tycoon, though now he is Iranian… Hmmm raises questions doesn’t it?

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  • simon376

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #3

    All I come up with is a link for abetlink.com

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  • simon376

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #4

    His blog is on that link, but hasnothing at all in it

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  • DJG

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #5

    ‘dealing with a number of interested parties, including Sirous Mahjoob’

    Can this be serious?

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #6

    No it;s Sirous

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s time to log off from this nonsense. nite.

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  • simon376

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Just joined up on http://www.abetlink.com but I don’t have the rights to view his profile.

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  • Early doors

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed. Stop perpetuating this drivel man.

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  • bozo

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #10
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  • Toonmania

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #11

    i can confirm this guy is a real business man that lives in dubui, i have some very good friends out there, in particular a gentlemen called Fozan Al Nasar he is the 2nd of state of kuwait he has confirmed to me that this businessmen is real although he didn’t know him personally but he is very well respected in those parts.
    he also confirmed that the news of this has been around his area for a few days and that is was not new news to him, but he did say that he couldn’t comfirm if it was a hoax but if it was it would be frowned on, as they see it as a sign of disrespect

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  • ende

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #12

    I dunno, but his name is awfully close to being ‘manboob’

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  • Early doors

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Toonmania – respect 🙂

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  • ende

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Actually, isn’t Mahjoob just geordie for My Job?

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  • Early doors

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #15

    This must be a record for the number of add-ons for a windup. Unbelievable

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  • toptoon

    Jul 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #16

    I live out here in Dubai and work with two Iranian guys, this guy does exist and is very well known in Iran. However not so well known in Dubai. cant tell you if there’s any truth in him buying Newcastle though. I would rather have someone taking over who knows a thing or two about football.

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  • Early doors

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t work anywhere. There are two guys who live in my head blah blah blah. Mugs.

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  • Doocey

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #18

    Just had a thought.
    Although I think it’s a hoax something just popped up in my head.

    Maybe this ‘Sirour Mahjoob’ owns the media agencies over there and intentionally has everything about him undisclosed.?

    Maybe not, just a thought though.

    Toonmania – You talking shite?

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  • DJG

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #19

    yeah right toptoon, and I live in iraq and work with a couple of monkeys.

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  • bignes

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #20

    I was emailed on monday about us getting taking over by Iranians.

    So was it inside information or more likely the press getting hold of a rumour and running with it.

    That Ali Daei does seem decent and would be a good long term option.

    Has anyone done a search for Mahjoob? It brings a lot of comic strips up. However did try it in a translator (expecting something like Total Joke to come up) and it isnt recognised.

    Only time will tell i suppose

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  • Early doors

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Course he bloody is

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  • Dan4Toon

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #22

    It obv isn’t true but i believe what llambo said and it will happen next week, i just think that Mahjoob was a joke.

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  • Toonmania

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #23

    early doors, hmm that name suggests you must close early, thank god it’s getting late

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  • Early doors

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #24

    DJG – giz a job 🙂

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  • nufcc

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #25

    This guy doesnt exist. however its a bit strange that there hasnt been any official statement denying this. they have been very quick in denying rumors lately.

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  • DJG

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #26

    ”i have some very good friends out there, in particular a gentlemen called Fozan Al Nasar he is the 2nd of state of kuwait”

    yeah and on saturdays I play tennis with Dick Cheney. you plonker rodney

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  • Early doors

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Toonmania – respect 🙂

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  • tartoon

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #28

    From a Mackem blogsite:

    “Just googled Mahjoob, after a look at one of the unwashed’s message boards, it led me to this.
    http://translate.google.co.uk/transl…ial%26hs%3DHhS
    It’s an Arabic carTOON! site,Fr”

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  • bozo

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Its a unfortunate when the fans have so little faith in the club and national media that we cannot believe a thing they say. If the club is sold I still wont believe it.

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  • Timmers

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #30

    As per 2 and 2 =17 and a half. Lamearse has said there is still interested parties, thi is probably true. Where on earth this story comes from is insane. The guy is made up, someone that rich and is not listed somewhere on the internet is make believe. It is another Sunderland hoax i’m afraid.
    I think next week we’ll hear from a genuine party involved, but we will still not be sold until Dec/Jan.
    I’d rather a new manager to off load some of the wage earners.

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  • toonoholic

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #31

    bozo // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Its a unfortunate when the fans have so little faith in the club and national media that we cannot believe a thing they say.

    “If the club is sold I still wont believe it.”

    LOL

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  • Toonmania

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Doocey,
    No i’m not talking shite, i am a director for a company called Titan Salvage (Check it out it’s a real company) i’m based in the Newhaven office, within part of our business we have many contacts out in that area.
    I did not find out that info to mislead anyone, but i found it out so that i could have some piece of mind myself, so i thought i would share my findings with you all, as the last thing we need is more windups.
    Please don’t get me wrong i’m not saying he is buying the club all i have said is that the gentleman in question is real and not some made up sunderland fans name for his underpants

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  • DJG

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #33

    I dont beleeeeeve it!

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  • toonoholic

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #34

    plus the sunderland fans arent too smart enough to use words like “ali daei” and “iran”..

    i agree with toonmania

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  • Joseph

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #35

    its a bit elaborate for a sunderland hoax, one thing to fool british media, they are idiots but even with the last hoax some of the more reputable national sources were rubbishing it quickly while this one has even got that arab site thinking its real. Don’t know what to believe
    (P.S anyone else seeing an add to date iranian girls in the uk too?)

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  • Ross

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #36

    nufcc-thats the only thing i’ve wondered like. LLambias has been quick to kill of other rumours and papers are printing direct quotes from him-can they end up in the brown stuff if it turns out to all be rubbish and LLambias wants to take a stand?
    Either way, im still calling this an incredibly elabourate hoax. Maybe not from a bunch of mackems, there’s not a chance they’re this clever but its all just too convenient, the “SMB” connection etc. I’m quite confident this will all just cool off within the next few days.
    And if there is a one in a million chance that it is true, please dont bring the Iranian David Beckham with you or whatever, hilarious.

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  • hitman

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #37

    if this is a hoax its a fkin pearla.

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  • Hugh Jorgan

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #38

    Take a break from the tedium of speculation.
    http://francis-rossi.mybrute.com
    A little light relief !

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  • toonoholic

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Hugh Jorgan

    do you have a job mate ?

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  • DJG

    Jul 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Im starting to think Ashley is a Spurs extremeist and Lambiarse is french for ‘kill time’.

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