Old Ferret has to be a bit careful about this. And it might be best if you digest the full implications well after your breakfast has gone down.
But the word on the street tonight is that that the proverbial has not so much hit the fan as the pan up at Colney and beyond – courtesy of a severe bout of food poisoning in the aftermath of the club's traditional pre-season barbecue.
The full details will become clearer in the morning. But it appears to have been quite a nasty outbreak.
And irrespective of the precise source of the infection – and we're talking dozens here; up to three dozen by some accounts – you put Delia's name anywhere near a food scare and it's an absolute bun-fest for the tabs.
How this will all play out over the next 48 hours will be interesting – it'll certainly come to over-shadow City's preparations for the start of new season as one or two of your usual favourites seize on the news with glee.
Players-wise, it appears that the senior squad got off relatively lightly; most were all present and correct at last night's pre-season supporters' dinner; all left on cue with the manager. Little or no sign of anyone there rushing anywhere in a hurry.
For the handful of players reported to have picked up the bug, the hope is that it is one of those they passes in and out in a hurry, so to speak.
And with, what, 72 hours still to go till the big kick-off at Deepdale, it'll be out of most people's systems by then – and that there will be time enough for those that were affected to recover.
But not what you want at a club owned by the nation's culinary queen; not what you want in the run-up to the start of the new campaign.
And with the health and hygene people presumeably now involved, it's all quite serious stuff. If it wasn't before, it will be once the red tops go to work.
Only at Norwich, only at Norwich…