Mailbag: Handanovic, Zola, and the footballers of east Germany

This week, Jonathan Wilson joins regulars James Horncastle and Marcus Speller to offer his insight into why football clubs in the east of Germany have struggled since reunification. 

Meanwhile, James talks about Gianfranco Zola's legacy in Italy, as well as a bit about Samir Handanovic, and Jonathan wraps things up by assessing the chances of a team from eastern Europe challenging for European honours again.

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