Centimetre Perfect, by Dennis Cometti

Andrew Dunkley’s kick went so high it ricocheted off the Hubble Telescope.
McIntosh, like good hairspray, is the master of the subtle hold.

With the Australian Rules football season once again under way, footy fans around the country are regularly treated to the velvet tones of Dennis Cometti commentating the big games. Having been involved in the broadcast of sport since 1968, he has been commentating football since the competition went national in 1987, and has become well known for his entertaining and unique comments, often made in the heat of the moment.

In this little offering, Cometti himself brings together some of his more colourful Cometti-isms with mini-introductions explaining the contexts within which the comments were made.

An introduction by AFL Legend Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer gives a little insight into Cometti’s past – including the fact that Cometti was an excellent player himself until he chose to follow his passion for broadcasting. The text is also complemented by game-day photgraphs taken by Micahel Kennish.

This is a funny, easy-read offering, with a unique small format. It would be an excellent gift for a football fan.

Centimetre Perfect, by Dennis Cometti
Allen & Unwin, 2004