Given what happened last season, some Aston Villa fans might think not being able to watch games is a blessing.
But apparently some fans who are unable to attend games still want to see what's going on on the pitch - and club chairman Dr Tony Xia has a plan.
One supporter asked him if there were "any plans to create an international membership scheme so that us non-UK Villa fans can feel part of the club" and this was his response.
Yes,working on many plans including developing VR equipment to help fans engage games etc. remotely. https://t.co/t23csEc3zp
-- Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) September 7, 2016
No more details were offered, but it's certainly got fans excited.
-- Edvard Remberg (@edvardr) September 7, 2016
-- Andrew Millington (@MillingtonVilla) September 7, 2016
And here's an exclusive look at what an Aston Villa fan watching a VR game might look like.