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They will encounter familiar friends as they explore 50 levels in 10 huge 3D worlds, looking for hidden items to unlock, secret rewards, soaking up SpongeBob humor, and finally putting an end to Plankton's rotten scheme.
CORRYMEELA II adopted a sweeper system for their away fixture against Moat Park Rangers II and were very solid in defence, soaking up any questions asked by the home side.
Craig Sigley, head of local business at Barclays in Birmingham, said: 'What we may be seeing is a sponge effect, where people are spending time soaking up all a company has to offer in terms of training, experience, contacts, know-how and industry savvy before turning it to their own use in a new business.