What the clubs have asked Masters and company to do is figure out the details of how, when and where football can return.
This work has been extensive — and will be presented to players and managers this week in two video conference sessions.
Before then, the 20 clubs have their latest shareholders meeting tomorrow, which involves owners and chief executives, but a vote on approving the plans for resumption has been delayed for at least a week due to the public wrangling of the past few days.
Who can bring them together?
It’s far from obvious given the diverse ownership of clubs. They all love money, but they couldn’t care less about a collective vision for the greater health of English football — not when they come from the USA, China, Russia, Abu Dhabi, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.
Will money talk loud enough?