Age names best AFL callers

Staff Writer

There are more media outlets calling AFL than any sport in Australia, and this means high demand for commentators, and high expectations of their performance.

In addition to television stations, there are plenty of radio stations with full commentary teams: 3MMM, 3AW, ABC 774, SEN in Melbourne, plus K-Rock in Geelong. 

The Age today has named the best AFL commentators in Australia, as compiled by a panel of experts.

They have listed Dennis Cometti (left) at number one, below is the rest of their list:

1 Dennis Cometti  
2 Bruce McAvaney  
3 Brian Taylor  
4 Tim Lane  
5 Dwayne Russell  
6 Garry Lyon  
7 David King  
8 James Brayshaw  
9 Matthew Lloyd  
10 Leigh Matthews  
11 Gerard Healy  
12 Stan Alves  
13 Gerard Whateley  
14 Anthony Hudson  
15 Eddie McGuire  
16 David Parkin  
17 Tom Harley  
18 Luke Darcy  
19 Robert Walls  
20 Matt Granland  

And they have named retired Richmond star Matthew Richardson as the rising star of the list. Interestingly they have also named the commentators that they don't rate.

Matthew Campbell    
Alastair Lynch    
Liam Pickering    
Glen Jakovich    
Rex Hunt    
Kevin Bartlett    
Brad Johnson    
Jason Dunstall    
Leigh Colbert    

Whether you agree or disagree, it is a reminder of just how many AFL commentators there are going around!


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