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AFL commentator Dennis Cometti to hang up the microphone at the end of 2016

The AFL will sound a little different after the end of the 2016 season with veteran commentator Dennis Cometti confirming he will hang up the microphone.

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A jewel in any footy commentary team, veteran commentator Dennis Cometti's acerbic, quick wit will be heard for just one more season.

The 66-year-old has been a chief caller since he joined the Seven Network in 1986, including a five-year stint with the Nine Network when they acquired the rights between 2002 and 2006.

Cometti, from Western Australia, who played 40 matches for West Perth in the WAFL before injuries prevented a career in the VFL in 1971, had previously hinted 2016 may be his last year in the commentator's chair, in line with the end of the last year of Channel Seven's current broadcast deal expiring. He has now confirmed the move.

"I'm getting rather old these days and not so much tired of footy but certainly tired of travelling," he told The West Australian.

"I think I've worked out, with the help of a couple of other people, I've spent about six years of my life living in hotels.

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"That seems a waste. I don't think there's any chance this will change, so it is my final year and I'm looking forward to it."

Prior to calling AFL with Seven, Cometti called Test cricket on the ABC for 13 seasons.

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