Season 2017 Episode 17 – Tom Hawkins Is A Naughty Boy

With three games to go in the absolute business end of the 2017 AFL season, you can scarcely afford to be a dickhead. And yet last weekend, so many players chose to be just that.

CT & THE CHEF have finally collected their heads, and are charging head-long into late season suspensions, a heartfelt tribute for a retiring all-time great, and some juicy late mail regarding a certain 2000-era Essendon half-back flank wrecking ball.

It’s THE PRESSURE COOKER, baby! And this week we remembered to turn the SFX on!

Season 2017 Episode 15 – Big Gill’s Wilde Ride

The last episode before a two-week hiatus sees the almighty CT & THE CHEF ponder the confusing as hell concept that is AFL X. But if you think that won’t stop them from arbitrarily picking a hypothetical side, in the immortal words of Judas Priest: You’ve got another thing comin’.

Ladies, gents, non-binary legends: This right here is the PRESSURE COOKER. And it is the absolute biz.

Season 2017 Episode 14 – Love Stats, Baby

The rarest of the rare has occurred: A triple-headed Spud of the Week! CT & THE CHEF dish out the rare accolade to three extremely deserving dingbats, and pick apart the unpredictable mess of a season that’s been great for viewing but utterly horrid for tipping.

THE PRESSURE COOKER returns, and we’ve got all the dang answers.

Season 2017 Episode 13 – Bye Bye Bye Week


A week on the sidelines to rest some nagging injuries has only fired CT & THE CHEF up for another week of hot footy banter.

This week? A double-headed spud. Some Hall of Fame speculation. And a rip-roaring dive into’s crack at a mid-season ALL-AUSTRALIAN side.

This is the PRESSURE COOKER. And it is ready to serve.

2017 Episode 12 – Gobbies With Gill

Holy sonofabitch Bye Weeks are boring. Nothing’s happening? Nothing’s really going on? What in the blue hell are we supposed to talk about?

PHOOEY TO THAT. CT & THE CHEF gaze into the crystal ball and predict a Foolproof™ rest of the year, whilst discussing the oddity of changing the rules midway through a season and thoroughly Soulja Boy-ing each other.

This is the good gear. You’d be wise to hop to it.

2017 Episode 11 – State of Origin Revisited

If you thought for a second we’re not above a little cross-sport coattail-riding, you can bloody FORGET IT.

This week THE PRESSURE COOKER explores the concept of State of Origin and’s insane hypothetical state team selections. We also give The Ox a tongue lashing for suggesting Dusty Martin will be paid $1.6million a year, and weep gently as the harsh embrace of the first Bye Week engulfs an otherwise enthralling season.

Tell your friends, folks!

2017 Episode 10 – Jumperpunch

Drama makes the world go around! Does anybody got a problem with that?

THE PRESSURE COOKER takes a deep dive into the hot button issues of the football week: Should the jumperpunch be banned? Who is in danger of moving clubs come Free Agency 2017? Has James Sherry recovered from someone hitting the Koopa Troopa Beach shortcut in that one episode of ‘A*Mazing’?


2017 Episode 9 – The Great (Perth) Escape

Have you ever seen two teams from the same (non-Victorian) state get out of jail so spectacularly in the same round as West Coast and Fremantle?

This week CT & THE CHEF talk the great Crows/Cats/Tigers slide, discuss some of history’s most outrageously awful trades, draw a line in the sand on sledging, and generally bemoan their spiralling tipping seasons.

It’s hot. It’s fresh. It’s THE PRESSURE COOKER, baby!

2017 Episode 8 – China, China, China

CHINA. As the AFL makes its first-ever trip to the People’s Republic of China, so too does THE PRESSURE COOKER’s heat rating get turned up Shanghai.

We tackle replacement players, getting suspended while in the magoos, and dish out an ultra-rare, triple-headed, three-pronged, maximum sebeago of a Spud of the Week. Get fired up!

2017 Episode 7 – Joey Daniher & The Crooked Hoof

One of the worst kicking displays in AFL history gets a thorough going over as a dejected CT tries in vain to recover from attending that Dons vs Dees game. Meanwhile, Chef gloats about the Pies, we introduce Prospecting Pete, and drag the general brattery that’s been plaguing the young fools of the league.

A hot serving of fresh footy talk, straight to your face. It’s the PRESSURE COOKER, baby!