There are many rumours right now about what the Hellenic Football Federation's Board of Directors would finally do until July 15 about the inclusion of the new Ethics Code in their book of regulations. Will they accept it, avoiding the threat of a temporary administrative committee from FIFA and sending to the Ethics Committee of Mrs. Ioannidou the people people accused of alleged participation in Greek football's "criminal organization", or will they finally lead the ship to the rocks!
Some people who stand by the "opposing party" of the HFF's current administration and are members of important Super League clubs believe that the Board of Directors will not include the new Ethics Code, even if Kostakis Koutsokoumnis made clear that in this case FIFA will have to appoint a temporary administrative committee.
The most important thing is the reason why -not only Panathinaikos' officials, who keep a standard opinion and are in constant "fight" with the current administration of the Hellenic Football Federation- they believe that the majority of Board of Directors will finally reject Giorgos Girtzikis and FIFA's request. That will happen not only because the Ethics Committee will have to charge immediately after that HFF's officials Prountzos, Papakonstantinou, Ifantis and Papanikolaou, but also because they claim that the president of Olympiakos, Vangelis Marinakis, will also have legal problems because of the new ethics code.
They openly claim that if the new ethics code of FIFA will be included in the book of regulations, the Ethics Committee will investigate all the people mentioned above, they will have to stay out of any football acitvity for three months and not only the 4 HFF's officials will face legal problems, but also Olympiakos' president, who had been accused in the past for alleged participation in the "criminal organization" and had to apologize for five felonies.
FIFA's ethics code predict a time of three months out of any football activity after the beginning o the investigation, while the president of Ethics Committee has the right to add another 45 days. The Hellenic Football Federation has asked the international association to not include that specific article, but there are no real chances for that to happen. What is possible to be done is the three months to be reduced, because of the specialties in the time schedule of legal investigations in Greece.
Still, many members of the HFF's opposing party have no doubt that the Board of Directors will not allow the new ethics code to be included in their book of regulations. Not only because "Papakonstantinou and Prountzos will not vote against... themselves", but also because the Board of Directors is not under president Giorgos Girtzikis' control, but under that of Topoliatis, Papanikolaou, Ifantis, who will not let the 4 officials being accused again in front of the Ethics Committee and even more to allow Vangelis Marinakis face the danger of staying out from any football activity for the three months of the legal investigation!
To the question "what is going to change towards Vangelis Marinakis, since he has already been banned from any football activity from Special Interrogator Giorgos Andreadis", the answer is that "nobody know if the Ethics Committee will allow him to remain president of Olympiakos, as he is doing until now, or make him resign for the time predicted in the new ethics code of FIFA".
The opposite opinion
There is also the opposite opinion from some members of the "opposite party", for example PAOK.
They claim that the Hellenic Football Federation's Board of Directors will not risk to not include the new ethics code and force FIFA to appoint a temporary administrative committee. They believe that they will finally accept it, trying to prove that "they are not guilty, they have nothing to hide in front of the Ethics Committee". While they are adding that even if Vangelis Marinakis has to apologize again to the Ethics Committee, nothing will really change towards his participation in football, the same thing which is happening right now.
Meanwhile, Olympiakos' administration claims to be sure that Mr. Marinakis will not have any legal problems even if the HFF include the new ethics code of FIFA to their book of regulations.
Furthermore, the Reds tend to agree with Giorgos Girtzikis about the acceptance of the Hellenic Football Federation's Board of Directors, in order to avoid the danger of the appointment of a temporary administrative committee.
Things are going to be cleared very soon. We will learn most likely today the results of the discussions between FIFA and the HFF about the time of staying out of football for the people accused and the Federation is obliged to include the new ethics code until July 15. If they refuse to do so, on Monday July 18 FIFA will appoint a temporary administrative committee and president Giorgos Girtzikis will be confirmed for what he said to Kostakis Koutsokoumnis, in order to convince him visit Athens and speak to the other officials of the Hellnic Football Federation: "The only sure vote in your favor in the Board of Directors is the one from me".