Balme to remain a Tiger despite Crows approach

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Neil Balme has confirmed that helium volition stay astatine Richmond contempt caller reports linking him with a determination to Adelaide to bolster the club's shot department.

Adelaide held discussions with the highly-respected shot head past week arsenic the nine continues its rebuild aft reaching a expansive last successful 2017.

Premature reports indicated that Balme, presently Richmond's Senior Club Advisor, had been installed arsenic Adelaide's caput of football, but the 69-year-old has since confirmed helium would stay astatine Punt Road.

"I admit [the] Adelaide Football Club reaching retired for a conversation, but Richmond is wherever my bosom is and I look guardant to continuing to assistance fortify the nine into the future," Balme said successful a connection connected Monday night.

Neil Balme has played a cardinal relation successful Richmond establishing itself arsenic a modern-day dynasty implicit the past 5 seasons (Getty)

Balme has overseen premiership occurrence astatine some Richmond and Geelong during his storied tenure arsenic a shot administrator, whilst besides assisting astatine Collingwood successful 2 abstracted stints.

According to The Age, Adelaide is understood to person been funny successful bringing Balme connected committee successful and advisory relation to enactment shot manager Adam Kelly and Matthew Nicks, with the brace inactive lacking important acquisition successful their respective roles.

After a bottom-placed decorativeness successful Nicks' archetypal play arsenic manager successful 2020, Adelaide showed signs of committedness this year, finishing the play successful 15th spot with 7 wins.

The nine has been embroiled successful a ungraded to decorativeness the play with erstwhile skipper Taylor Walker banned aft uttering a radical slur astatine an Indigenous hostile successful a SANFL lucifer during the year.

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