So, big Fev is after another chance at the big time.
And if we're to believe the two-time Coleman Medallist's management, at least one Melbourne-based club is interested in drafting him next month.
But which club would that be?
And would any other clubs warm to the idea of the flawed genius running around in their forward line next season between now and draft time?
None of the 18 clubs have yet to publicly declare interest in Fevola and there's no doubt that his chequered off-field past is playing a huge part in that.
Several have, however, said they have no interest in his services including his two former clubs.
But he will cost next to nothing and with over 600 league goals to his credit, he might prove too good to pass up.
Let's have a look at each team and ascertain where the Fevolution's best chance of a revival lies:
Adelaide: Would heading interstate be the best thing for Fevola whose personal life has reportedly settled considerably since returning to Melbourne? New coach Brenton Sanderson probably wouldn't want to start his career in the hot seat with such a huge distraction in his camp either.
Brisbane Lions: How about no?
Carlton: See above.
Collingwood: The Pies are well and truly in the premiership window and showed this year with Andrew Krakouer that they can successfully integrate players with troubled pasts into the club. But with a dynamic key forward pairing of Travis Cloke and Chris Dawes at their disposal, who have already proven they can take Collingwood to the Promised Land, would Nathan Buckley and co. want to risk disrupting that?
Essendon: Have one of the biggest stockpiles of talls in the league already and showed in September how far off they are from winning a flag which doesn't help Fev's cause. Coach James Hird has continually preached the importance of developing and nurturing their own and will be keen for Michael Hurley, Paddy Ryder and Stewart Crameri to form the nucleus of his forward line. Scott Gumbleton and Ariel Steinberg also waiting in the wings.
Fremantle: Besides Matthew Pavlich and pinch-hitters Kepler Bradley and Adam McPhee, the Dockers don't have the biggest arsenal of big-bodied forwards. However, coach Ross Lyon has probably endured more off-field controversies in the past few years at St Kilda than his 17 colleagues combined will ever have to endure - Andrew Lovett being the most relevant example to this situation. It's a no-go.
Geelong: Cam Mooney has just retired and given they've just won a flag could afford to have a crack at Fev. But the Cats have arguably the best culture in the AFL and wouldn't want anything to jeopardise that. Besides, the Tomahawk and J-Pod proved themselves to be more than dependable 'gorillas' in September and Brad Ottens (assuming he doesn't retire) is a handful when he's in attack. They'd be comfortable with young Mitch Brown as the third tall forward now along with Nathan Vardy.
Gold Coast: In the process of building their team from the ground up and will probably win a flag within four or five years without the help of Fev anyway.
GWS: Sheeds didn't rule it out completely on Monday but the potential of a slip-up from Fevola while on the Giants books and causing a PR nightmare is more than enough for the AFL to prevent this union from ever happening. Ever.
Hawthorn: The absence of Jarryd Roughead was arguably the difference between a preliminary final loss and a grand final appearance this year. And with no guarantees on how well he will recover from a serious Achilles injury, Fev could be a tantalising prospect as the Hawks appear set to be in premiership calculations again next year. But coach Alastair Clarkson is one man who does not appreciate the media glare at all and the Hawks have already secured Jack Gunston in trade week. Unlikely.
Melbourne: Look to have satisfied their need for a big target up forward with the signing of Fev's former Lions team-mate Mitch Clark.
North Melbourne: Why not? Lord knows the Kangaroos could do with publicity - any publicity! They are one of the more anonymous clubs going around and the signing of Fevola - for virtually nothing in terms of a contract - could give them precious column centimetres in the papers. But besides that, he could actually add some more quality to this emerging side. Drew Petrie is by far their best tall forward but based on pure talent, Fev is well ahead of Aaron Edwards and Lachie Hansen. The Roos should seriously consider it.
Port Adelaide: Light years away from a finals appearance, it wouldn't make any sense from a list management perspective. The only logic behind the Power drafting Fev would be to ensure those hideous tarpaulin sheets that cover empty seats at their home games would be done away with because he would at least draw a crowd.
Richmond: Like Collingwood, the Tigers showed they can make success stories out of troubled souls with the much-publicised Ben Cousins exercise. It could be a worthwhile venture as he would complement key forward pairing Jack Riewoldt and Tyrone Vickery. The club's eagerness to bring on the injury-plagued Ben Griffiths may count against Fev in this instance.
St Kilda: See Andrew Lovett. Case closed.
Sydney: They are the industry leaders at rejuvenating recycled players but as strong as their famed 'Bloods Code' is, even that might not be strong enough to keep Fev on the straight and narrow away from home in a city full of temptations. Still, could do with a key forward.
West Coast: Kennedy, Lynch, Darling, Naitanui, Cox. Enough said.
Western Bulldogs: If it was 2009 then he would have been a serious consideration for the Doggies. As it is, we're in 2011, the premiership window is now firmly shut on the Dogs and it's time to rebuild. Besides, they're probably not that keen on entertaining the idea of a high-profile recruit from Brisbane again any time soon.
Fev's prospects look bleak. A club willing to give the prodigiously talented forward a chance in 2012 could be rewarded, but the nature of the recruiting game is to risk aversion and the AFL is poorer for the experience.
However, this writer can't help but think Fevola will be given one last chance at league level.